Definition of Sweet potato

1. Noun. Pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh.

Exact synonyms: Ipomoea Batatas, Sweet Potato Vine
Generic synonyms: Morning Glory



2. Noun. The edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States.
Generic synonyms: Root Vegetable
Specialized synonyms: Yam
Group relationships: Ipomoea Batatas, Sweet Potato Vine

3. Noun. Egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes.
Exact synonyms: Ocarina
Generic synonyms: Wind, Wind Instrument

Definition of Sweet potato

1. Noun. A tropical perennial American vine, ''Ipomoea batatas'', having a fleshy tuber. ¹

2. Noun. The tuber of this plant cooked as a vegetable. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) A yam; a tuber from the genus ''Dioscorea''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Potato

sweet melon vine
sweet mother of Jesus
sweet nothings
sweet oil
sweet oils
sweet orange
sweet orange tree
sweet oranges
sweet pea
sweet peas
sweet pepper
sweet pepper plant
sweet pepperbush
sweet peppers
sweet pickle
sweet potato (current term)
sweet potato vine
sweet potatoes
sweet reseda
sweet rocket
sweet roll
sweet sand verbena
sweet scabious
sweet science
sweet seventeen
sweet shop
sweet shrub
sweet sixteens
sweet sorghum

Literary usage of Sweet potato

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"The sweet potato crop amounts to fifty million bushels annually. Large quantities are grown in the Carolinas, Georgia, Texas, Alabama. ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1912)
"sweet potato crop in Washington Co.; by J. Miles and TG Field. ... This sweet potato table Is given sometimes by Itselt sometimes with fruit crops, etc., ..."

3. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1888)
"ANALYSIS OF THE sweet potato, BW DWARS, EsQ. During the months of February and March of the present year three kinds of Satsuma Into, ..."

4. The Potato: A Compilation of Information from Every Available Source by Eugene H. Grubb, William Sumner Guilford (1912)
"As a commercial truck crop the sweet potato would be included among the five of greatest importance, ranking perhaps about third in the list. ..."

5. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"The black rot of the sweet potato is one of the most destructive diseases of this host, and it is known to occur from New Jersey southward practically ..."

6. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"HALSTED, BD Some Fungous Diseases of the sweet potato. ... The black rot of the sweet potato is one of the most destructive diseases of this host, ..."

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