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1An edible tropical tuber with pinkish orange, slightly sweet flesh.
- ‘The designer had the free range chicken stuffed with sweet potatoes and chèvre, wild rice, sautéd spinach roast pepper and tomato dressing at £14.’
- ‘The country has long been known for vegetables and fruits, including avocados, radishes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, beets, onions, and tomatoes.’
- ‘I ate slices of potato hash, four portions of Jerseys and 10 sweet potatoes.’
- ‘Roasted rabbit, boiled sweet potato and baked pies with vegetable filling are local specialties.’
- ‘I had pan-fried duck, black pudding and rosemary boudin with slivers of venison saddle, roast sweet potato and hoi sin sauce.’
- ‘But to eradicate malnutrition, we grow maize, beans, soya beans, sweet potatoes, cassava, pumpkins and many others.’
- ‘It may contain veal, beef, or lamb, sliced calf's foot, chickpeas or beans, potatoes or sweet potatoes, green vegetables such as spinach, and always hard-boiled eggs.’
- ‘On the Agricultural Research Council fields outside Huambo varieties of sweet potatoes, maize, potatoes, soy beans and peanuts are being planted.’
- ‘Common vegetables are cabbage, beans, mushrooms, carrots, cassava, sweet potatoes, onions, and various types of greens.’
- ‘Heat-loving crops such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, sweet potatoes, okra and New Zealand spinach will continue to produce until frost.’
- ‘Cut the sweet potato, parsnip and broccoli into bite-sized chunks and add to the curry with the shallots and lemongrass.’
- ‘This is one of the tastier winter squashes, with creamy pulp that tastes a bit like sweet potatoes.’
- ‘About an hour and a half before I train, I have a meal that contains fish, chicken or a shake, a sweet potato or brown rice, and asparagus or broccoli.’
- ‘On top I use sweet potato rather than white potato, as it's packed with B vitamins.’
- ‘Oatmeal, along with sweet potatoes, wheat breads, rice and corn, is a complex carb, also known as a starch.’
- ‘Arrange the sweet potatoes, onions and peppers in a roasting pan and drizzle with the oil, vinegar and salt and pepper.’
- ‘Soju is an ancient Korean and Japanese liquor distilled from rice, barley and sweet potatoes, with a light, crisp taste and mouth feel similar to vodka.’
- ‘Each tray contains two flavours, such as apple and pear or sweet potato and courgette, for a choice of colours and textures.’
- ‘While there isn't any cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or pumpkin pie to be had, there is plenty of brandy, gin, and wine on hand.’
- ‘Opt for complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes and brown rice over simpler ones like those found in sweets, and don't forget your fats.’
2The Central American climbing plant that yields the sweet potato, widely cultivated in warm countries.
- ‘In rural areas, people provide much of their own food through fishing, animal husbandry, and gardening of indigenous staple foods such as taro, breadfruit, sweet potatoes, and manioc.’
- ‘They grow several staple crops, including manioc root, sweet potatoes, sugar cane, peanuts, and plantains.’
- ‘Each woman had her own plots of land where she cultivated crops such as sweet potatoes, millet, maize, and beans.’
- ‘They grow maize, sorghum, cassava, sweet potatoes and also rear domesticated animals like goats, pigs and chicken.’
- ‘This 4-foot grass is attractive with sun coleus, pink gomphrena, orange Mexican zinnias and lime-green ornamental sweet potato.’
- ‘When planting a tall container, consider vining plants, like ornamental sweet potato or setcresia.’
- ‘Even new technologies have, in a sense, merely allowed anthropology to intensify its traditional practices, like New Guinea Highlands cultivation of the sweet potato.’
- ‘Ms Musonda said her organisation had embarked on a programme to encourage farmers plant cassava, millet, and sweet potatoes as these were drought resistant crops.’
- ‘Yucca, plantain, peanuts, sweet potatoes, and sugarcane are grown, as well as medicinal herbs.’
- ‘This is far removed from 1992 when the family produced sweet potatoes and maize crop, and reared goats.’
- ‘They planted cabbages, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkin and carrots that are currently being harvested.’
- ‘Pineapples, sweet potatoes, beans, cassava, rice, groundnuts and maize are among the main crops.’
- ‘Some of her favorite plants for container use include heather, scaevola, sweet potato vine and coleus.’
- ‘After middle May the sweet potato plants are in line for setting out.’
- ‘The increase in cultivation of maize and sweet potatoes was also significant.’
- ‘Bananas, cassava, coconuts, and sweet potatoes are all grown and sold locally.’
- ‘Most of them had spent their entire lives cultivating sorghum and sweet potatoes on the steep mountain slopes of Kibungo Prefecture in eastern Rwanda.’
- ‘The coast offers good harbours and the coastal plains are fertile, yielding sugarcane, sweet potatoes, and maize.’
- ‘The Sukuma live outside the Pimbwe villages in extended households and often cultivate large amounts of maize, sweet potatoes, millet, and rice.’
- ‘Sorghum, beans, and sweet potatoes were also cultivated.’
3informalanother term for ocarina
sweet potato/ˈswēt pəˌtādō/
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