potato Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"potato" in British English

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potatonoun [C or U]

uk   /pəˈteɪ.təʊ/  us   /-t̬oʊ/ (plural potatoes)
A1 a round ​vegetable that ​growsunderground and has ​whiteflesh with ​lightbrown, ​red, or ​pinkskin, or the ​plant on which these ​grow: boiled/​roasted/​fried potatoes mashed potato/​mashed potatoes
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(Definition of potato from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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potatonoun [C/U]

 us   /pəˈteɪ·t̬oʊ, -t̬ə/ (plural potatoes)
a ​whitevegetable with a ​brown or ​reddishskin which ​growsunderground 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)
Translations of “potato”
in Korean 감자…
in Arabic بَطاطس…
in Malaysian pokok kentang, kentang…
in French pomme de terre…
in Russian картофель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 馬鈴薯…
in Italian patata…
in Turkish patates…
in Polish ziemniak, kartofel…
in Spanish patata…
in Vietnamese cây khoai tây, củ khoai tây…
in Portuguese batata…
in Thai มันฝรั่ง, หัวพืชที่อยู่ใต้ดิน…
in German die Kartoffel…
in Catalan patata…
in Japanese ジャガイモ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 马铃薯,土豆…
in Indonesian kentang…
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