One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cookery. A potato. Frequently in the names of dishes containing, or consisting chiefly of, potatoes.
Late 18th century. From French pomme de terre potato from pomme + de + terre, probably after Dutch aardappel or German (regional, now chiefly southern) Erdapfel.
pomme de terre/ˌpɒm də ˈtɛː/
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