sweet potato

Definitions of sweet potato
  1. noun
    pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh
    synonyms: Ipomoea batatas, sweet potato vine
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    type of:
    morning glory
    any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
  2. noun
    the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States
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    types:
    yam
    sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked
    type of:
    root vegetable
    any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
  3. noun
    egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
    synonyms: ocarina
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    type of:
    wind, wind instrument
    a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
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