potato family

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n potato family large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
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Usage

In literature:

But that family always thought they were much bigger potatoes than they really were.
"Anne's House of Dreams" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He had cleared quite a space of ground around his hut, and was raising a supply of corn and potatoes ample for his family wants.
"David Crockett: His Life and Adventures" by John S. C. Abbott
A few families were very poor, and there I was lucky to get bread and potatoes.
"Our Friend John Burroughs" by Clara Barrus
If one row of freshly sown seeds or potatoes does not come up, it foretells a death in the family.
"English Villages" by P. H. Ditchfield
A young lady visiting in the family asked John at dinner for a potato.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
Potatoes and vegetables came from the family garden and each slave family was required to cultivate a separate garden.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
They were fine potatoes, though, with comely features, and large, languishing eyes, that promised increase of family without delay.
"Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor" by Various
One family we knew had nothing to eat but potatoes and maple syrup.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
The same spring a few potatoes were given to a Mr. Walker, of Andover, by a family who had wintered with him.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
As to quality, it is the standard of excellence of the whole potato family.
"The $100 Prize Essay on the Cultivation of the Potato; and How to Cook the Potato" by D. H. Compton and Pierre Blot
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In news:

They are actually tubers, which puts them in the same family as potatoes.
After three generations farming potatoes, the Thibodeau family has learned a few things.
My family is not keen on parsnips , so I sneak them into vegetable roasts with carrots, onions, turnips, winter squash and sweet potatoes, and they rarely are identified.
Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet Live at the Triple Door The Royal Potato Family.
But then, as Southern family fights tend to do, it went from stuffing to sweet potatoes to full-fledged character assassination.
Families light candles on the eight-branched menorah, sing joyful songs, play spinning-top "dreidel" games and enjoy festive food such as fried potato latkes and donuts.
Here's a recipe for a tasty Thanksgiving treat that your family will enjoy -- that is, if there is enough room left after the turkey, potatoes and other trimmings.
Hopefully you had a great Thanksgiving where you gathered with family enjoying turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, dressing, sweet potatoes Whew.
Nate Mark, 13, cuts open his potato on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, during dinner with his family at their Shawnee, Mo.
Whether it's Aunt Harriet's famous bean casserole with crumbled potato chips or the traditional dumplings made in Chinese-American kitchens, the holidays mean family noshing.
I grew up eating ham and scalloped potatoes for Easter dinner and the most amazing rolls, what is your family dinner traditions.
Sweet potatoes and potatoes are as closely related as onions and asparagus—in the same botanical order, different families.
Potato salad recipes are often well-guarded family secrets.
The 2012 Farm Family of the Year has been decided by the Maine Potato Board.
This cookbook serves up recipes from the Sweet Potatoes Restaurant, recipes gleaned from the families of chef Stephanie Tyson, the book's author, and restaurant co-owner Vivian Joiner.
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