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sweet potato

noun [C]  /ˈswit pəˌteɪ·toʊ/ ( also yam) us  
a brown or orange-colored vegetable with yellow or orange flesh
Translations of “sweet potato”
in Korean 고구마…
in Arabic بَطاطا…
in Portuguese batata-doce…
in Catalan moniato…
in Japanese サツマイモ…
in Italian patata dolce…
in Chinese (Traditional) 甘薯,白薯,紅薯,番薯…
in Russian батат…
in Turkish yer elması, tatlı patates…
in Chinese (Simplified) 甘薯,白薯,红薯,番薯…
in Polish batat, patat…
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