follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

wild potato

noun
1.
a plant, Solanum jamesii, of the southwestern U.S., related to the edible cultivated potato.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for wild potato
  • wild potato genes could be the key to blight-resistant potatoes potatoes.
  • The common wild potato also forms another article of food in savage life.
  • Most potatoes are susceptible to potato late blight, but some wild potato species are immune.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for wild potato

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for wild

8
9
Scrabble Words With Friends