Meaning of “potato” in the English Dictionary

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"potato" in British English

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potatonoun [ C or U ]

uk /pəˈteɪ.təʊ/ us /pəˈteɪ.t̬oʊ/ plural potatoes

A1 a round vegetable that grows underground and has white flesh with light brown, red, or pink skin, or the plant on which these grow:

mashed potato/mashed potatoes

More examples

  • A traditional British main course consists of a meat dish with potatoes and other vegetables.
  • Could you peel the potatoes for me, please?
  • I had a baked potato for lunch, which was very filling.
  • Chips are made of potato - surely you know that!
  • Mash the potatoes and then mix in the butter and herbs.

(Definition of “potato” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"potato" in American English

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potatonoun [ C/U ]

us /pəˈteɪ·t̬oʊ, -t̬ə/ plural potatoes

a white vegetable with a brown or reddish skin which grows underground and is used for food, or the plant on which this grows:

[ C ] a baked potato
[ U ] mashed potato

(Definition of “potato” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)