sweet potato

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sweet potato egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
    • n sweet potato the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States
    • n sweet potato pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. They all taste sweet
    • Sweet potato (Bot) a climbing plant (Ipomœa Balatas) allied to the morning-glory. Its farinaceous tubers have a sweetish taste, and are used, when cooked, for food. It is probably a native of Brazil, but is cultivated extensively in the warmer parts of every continent, and even as far north as New Jersey. The name potato was applied to this plant before it was to the Solanum tuberosum, and this is the “potato” of the Southern United States.
    • Sweet potato (Bot) See under Potato.
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Usage

In literature:

He personally supervised the work of preparing for sweet potato planting.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
It tastes a little better than the sweet potato.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
See Sweet potato crop.
"Letters from Port Royal" by Various
Carefully cultivated and closely fenced plantations of sweet potatoes and other vegetables were seen.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
They had still enough damper and sweet potato to last them for another meal.
"The Young Berringtons" by W.H.G. Kingston
Take equal parts of mashed sweet potatoes and whole wheat.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Got any good sweet potatoes?
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
SWEET POTATOES FRIED RAW.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Serve with a garnish of glazed sweet potatoes.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Rice and sweet potatoes are not enough for starving people.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
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In poetry:

The roast goose, steaming on the plate,
The sweet potato cobbler,
The cranberry sauce, the pudding baked,
The seasoned turkey gobbler,�
"Thoughts Of Thanksgiving" by Charles Frederick White
The banquet consisted of roast beef, potatoes, and red wine;
Also hare soup and sherry and grapes most fine,
And baked pudding and apples lovely to be seen;
Also rich sweet milk and delicious cream.
"The Heatherblend Club Banquet" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

1 medium sweet potato, cubed no bigger than ¼ inch.
This time of year, one of the best is a chipotle-sweet-potato version.
2 large cans of sweet potatoes, drained.
Was surprised when he dug this mammoth spud from his garden sweet potato crop earlier this month.
Walt Hasler, of Cassville, harvested a seven-pound sweet potato from his garden this year.
When is the proper time to dig up sweet potatoes.
Sweet potato pancake won the breakfast category.
The decision to upgrade to sweet-potato fries with your next meal at Jake's Hamburgers is not one to be taken lightly.
We started with sweet potato fries, which disappeared quickly.
Are you ready for sweet potato ice cream.
Chili's free pretzel sticks or sweet potato fries today only.
Go here to get a coupon from Chili's for a free pretzel sticks order or sweet potato fries .
BBQ Pork & Sweet Potato Fries -Mayo Clinic Health System.
No dipping is necessary for flavorful sweet potato fries .
FROSTING FOR SWEET POTATO CAKE.
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