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sweet potato

noun
1.
a plant, Ipomoea batatas, of the morning glory family, grown for its sweet, edible, tuberous roots.
2.
the root itself, used as a vegetable.
3.
Informal. ocarina.
Origin of sweet potato
1740-1750
1740-50, Americanism
Can be confused
cassava, sweet potato, yam.
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sweet potato

noun
1.
a convolvulaceous twining plant, Ipomoea batatas, of tropical America, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fleshy yellow root
2.
the root of this plant
Also called (NZ) kumara
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sweet patootie

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patootie


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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