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Potato and cross-section.
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish patata, itself borrowed from Taíno batata.

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potato (plural potatoes)

  1. A plant tuber, Solanum tuberosum, eaten as a starchy vegetable, particularly in the Americas and Europe.
    • 2017, Anthony J. McMichael, Alistair Woodward, Cameron Muir, Climate Change and the Health of Nations, →ISBN, page 213:
      Potatoes were introduced to Ireland in 1590 after being brought to Europe by Spanish conquistadores from their place of origin in the South American Andes.
  2. (informal, Britain) A conspicuous hole in a sock or stocking
  3. (humorous) A camera that takes poor-quality pictures.
  4. (slang, offensive) A mentally handicapped person.
  5. (humorous, slang, computing) An underpowered computer or other device, especially when small in size.
    • 2017 March 17, Steven Messner, “Overwatch community donates PC parts to fan who could barely run it at 800x600”, in PC Gamer[1]:
      When most people refer to their computers as a potato they're being hyperbolic, but not Ethan. He plays Overwatch at 800x600 resolution with all settings on low and is excited when he gets 30 fps.
    • 2019 September 22, Benjamin Burns, “Meet the people making music with Mega Drives, Game Boys and gAtaris”, in Eurogamer[2]:
      If you want to have a go right now, then Famitracker will let you compose songs for the NES and it'll run on a Windows-operated potato.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English potato.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /poˈta.to/, /pɔˈta.tɔ/

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potato (plural potati)

  1. potato
    Synonym: terpomo

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potato m (feminine singular potata, masculine plural potati, feminine plural potate)

  1. past participle of potare

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pōtātō

  1. second-person singular future active imperative of pōtō
  2. third-person singular future active imperative of pōtō

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