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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
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  • 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.

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