- noun a starchy root crop grown in tropical and subtropical regions
- A starchy tuber similar to an elongated potato which grows on a tender perennial, Ipomoea batatus, with trailing stems usually grown as an annual in tropical and subtropical climates (24 to 26°C). It has a white to purple skin and a dense white to orange flesh with a sweetish perfumed taste. Used as a staple food and cooked like potatoes. The leaves may also be eaten as spinach.
- noun a starchy root vegetable grown in tropical and subtropical regions