- a convolvulaceous twining plant, Ipomoea batatas, of tropical America, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fleshy yellow root
- the root of this plant
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ˈsweet poˌta•to, n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Plant Biologya Central American trailing vine grown widely for its sweet roots.
Plant Biologythe root itself, used as a vegetable.
- Plant Biologya plant, Ipomoea batatas, of the morning glory family, grown for its sweet, edible, tuberous roots.
- Plant Biologythe root itself, used as a vegetable.
- 1740–50, American.
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