WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈsweet poˌta•to, n. [countable]
  • Plant Biologya Central American trailing vine grown widely for its sweet roots.
  • Plant Biologythe root itself, used as a vegetable.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    sweet pota′to, 
    1. Plant Biologya plant, Ipomoea batatas, of the morning glory family, grown for its sweet, edible, tuberous roots.
    2. Plant Biologythe root itself, used as a vegetable.
    3. [Informal.]ocarina.
    • 1740–50, American.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    sweet potato n
    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
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