wild potato

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wild potato erect or spreading perennial of southwestern United States and Mexico bearing small pale brown to cream-colored tubers resembling potatoes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wild potato (Bot) A vine (IpomÅ“a pandurata) having a pale purplish flower and an enormous root. It is common in sandy places in the United States.
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Usage

In literature:

It is a wild sweet potato, found in bottom lands or river beds.
"Indian Boyhood" by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
The wild potato grows on these islands in great abundance, on the sandy, shelly soil near the sea-beach.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
See those squaws digging wild potatoes for food.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Wild potatoes grew in many places, but when they were needed search had to be made.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
And we had fried potatoes, hot bread (or what people would call biscuits), and wild raspberries with condensed milk.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Every tree is hacked down, and the wild pigs are rooting out the yams and sweet potatoes.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
This, like the potato, has been cultivated and improved from a wild plant.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
A wild fight ensued, and the potato was smashed under Abe's foot amid shouts and screams.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Even the wild potato found in the Yellowstone Country is thought one of the best of edible wild roots.
"Breakfast Dainties" by Thomas J. Murrey
For several days they lived mainly on wild potatoes and the flesh of alligators.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
When well boiled the latter served instead of potatoes, while the wild fruits were very refreshing.
"The Young Berringtons" by W.H.G. Kingston
It usually feeds on certain wild plants, but does not object to a diet of potato-leaves.
"The $100 Prize Essay on the Cultivation of the Potato; and How to Cook the Potato" by D. H. Compton and Pierre Blot
Finally Dick found a plant that he believed to be a wild potato.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Tulips grow wild in Southern Russia, the Crimea and Asia Minor, as potatoes do in Peru.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
On the higher ridges which intersect the coast at short distances from the sea, the potatoe grows wild.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Then, there were potatoes to roast and a wild turkey which Nuck had shot two days before and hung in the smoke-house.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
The Loup he called Potato Water, because of the many wild potatoes that formerly grew upon its banks.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Living on potatoes alone must be a wild animal sort of a life.
"The Chainbearer" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Other food consisted of wild berries, sweet potatoes, rice and nuts, which they would gather and bury.
"Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History" by F. C. Grable
A wild fight ensued, and the potato was smashed under Abe's foot amid shouts and screams.
"Hungry Hearts" by Anzia Yezierska
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In poetry:

Or where ripe apples pelt with gold
Some barn--around which, coned with snow,
The wild-potato blooms--she mounts its old
Mossed roof, and through warped sides, the knots have holed,
Lets her long glances glow
Into the loft below.
"Summer Noontide" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Bring your "brunch bunch" to the Miracle Mile spot June 2-3 and enjoy 50% off the Catalana-style omelet made with egg, potatoes, onion and your choice of wild mushroom & Manchego or Spanish chorizo 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables.
Haynes found wild potatoes with intense yellow flesh that have about 23 times more carotenoids than white-flesh potatoes.
Even the wildly popular SEC faces the couch-potato challenge as its TV revenue soars.
Man-of-the-earth , wild potato vine.
Tomahawk steak, confit potatoes and wild mushrooms.
In Toy Story 3, Andy's off to college, and the Potato Heads go wild at daycare.
On an island off Georgia, wild hogs developed many traits of human couch potatoes.
Man-of-the-earth, wild potato vine .
Or you can go wild, with a Big Mash Bite, topped with -- yikes -- mashed potatoes.
In the mood for your favorite Duluth Grill dish such as their sweet potato fries or the wild rice patty.
For old-fashioned comfort food, try the chicken with a wild mushroom fricassee and mashed potatoes perfectly tinged with roasted garlic.
Esca's Chef Dave Pasternack's sauteed wild mushrooms goes perfectly with pan-seared striped bass with roasted sweet potatoes.
Steak and potatoes from the traditional Wiebenson 'Wild Man' dinner.
On a hike to Machu Picchu along the stunning Ancasqocha Trail, a young Peruvian-born chef barbecues a lamb, digs wild potatoes and gets ideas for the menu at his groundbreaking Oregon restaurant.
STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Wild About Walleye There's something about a shore lunch of walleye that's served with baked beans, maybe some creamed corn and pan-fried potatoes on a remote island on that makes my mouth water.
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