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spud

Definitions of spud
  1. noun
    an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
    synonyms: Irish potato, murphy, potato, tater, white potato
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    baked potato
    potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven
    chips, french fries, french-fried potatoes, fries
    strips of potato fried in deep fat
    home fries, home-fried potatoes
    sliced pieces of potato fried in a pan until brown and crisp
    mashed potato
    potato that has been peeled and boiled and then mashed
    Uruguay potato
    similar to the common potato
    jacket potato
    a baked potato served with the jacket on
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    starches
    foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
    solanaceous vegetable
    any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon
    root vegetable
    any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
  2. noun
    a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
    synonyms: stump spud
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    hand shovel
    a shovel that is operated by hand
  3. verb
    produce buds, branches, or germinate
    synonyms: bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, shoot, sprout
    germinate
    cause to grow or sprout
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    grow
    increase in size by natural process
  4. verb
    initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum
    “The well was spudded in April”
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    bore, drill
    make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
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