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Origin and Meaning of Potato

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  • A submission from Gibraltar says the name Potato means "Beautiful and holy".
  • According to a user from Ohio, United States, the name Potato means "Coming from the ground".
  • A submission from Wisconsin, United States says the name Potato means "Gift of God".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Potato means "A starchy plant tuber which is one of the most important food crops, cooked and eaten as a vegetable" and is of Spanish origin.
Other origins: Arabic

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noun Po*ta"to
A plant (Solanum tuberosum) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of which there are numerous varieties used for food. It is native of South America, but a form of the species is found native as far north as New Mexico.The sweet potato (see below).

Etymology: Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti

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  1. An edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
  2. Annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous

Borrowing from Spanish patata, itself borrowed from Taino batata.

  1. A plant tuber, Solanum tuberosum, eaten as a starchy vegetable, particularly in the Americas and Europe
  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.

potato was also found in the following language(s): Ido, Italian, and Latin

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  • How unique is the name Potato? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Potato was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Potato: Your name in reverse order is Otatop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttopao. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Potato born Nov 29, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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