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Potatoe vs. Potato: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on December 23, 2023
"Potatoe" is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "potato," a starchy tuber of a plant that is a staple food in many diets.

Which is correct: Potatoe or Potato

How to spell Potato?

Potatoe is Incorrect

Potato is Correct

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Key Differences

Associate "potato" with words like "tornado" or "grotto" that sound similar and don't end in 'e'.
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Dec 23, 2023
Visualize the word "potato" on a potato sack, often seen in markets, without the 'e'.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023
Recall the famous 'Dan Quayle' spelling incident where 'potatoe' was incorrectly suggested as the spelling.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023
Think of the phrase "hot potato" which is commonly used and spelled without an 'e'.
Huma Saeed
Dec 23, 2023
Remember that "potato" has no 'e' at the end, unlike "tomato" which does.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023
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Potato Definitions

A tuberous crop from the perennial Solanum tuberosum.
She peeled a potato for the stew.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023
Used metaphorically to describe something plain or unremarkable.
His style was as exciting as a potato.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023
Informally, a person lacking in energy or enthusiasm.
He was a couch potato on weekends, watching TV for hours.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023
The plant itself that bears tubers.
The potato plants in the garden were ready to be harvested.
Huma Saeed
Dec 23, 2023
In technology, a term for outdated or low-performance hardware.
My old computer is such a potato compared to the new models.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 23, 2023
A perennial plant (Solanum tuberosum) in the nightshade family that was first cultivated in South America and is widely grown for its starchy edible tubers.
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Jan 13, 2023
A tuber of this plant.
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Jan 13, 2023
Any of various wild plants in the genus Solanum that are similar to the cultivated potato.
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Jan 13, 2023
A sweet potato. See Note at tater.
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Jan 13, 2023
The tuber of a plant, Solanum tuberosum, eaten as a starchy vegetable, particularly in the Americas and Europe; this plant.
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Jan 13, 2023
A conspicuous hole in a sock or stocking.
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Jan 13, 2023
Metaphor for a person or thing of little value.
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Jan 13, 2023
A mentally handicapped person.
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Jan 13, 2023
(humorous) A camera that takes poor-quality pictures.
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Jan 13, 2023
An underpowered computer or other device, especially when small in size.
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Jan 13, 2023
Underpowered; low-end.
I'd've captured a video of my playthrough rather than just screenshots, but my computer's too potato to comfortably run the game and a video-capture program at the same time.
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Jan 13, 2023
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.
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Jan 13, 2023
An edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
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Annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
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Jan 13, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called potato?

It's called "potato" from the Spanish "patata," which itself comes from the Taíno word "batata."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023

What is the verb form of potato?

"Potato" does not have a verb form; it's solely a noun.
Huma Saeed
Dec 23, 2023

Which vowel is used before potato?

Typically, the indefinite article "a" is used before "potato" (e.g., "a potato").
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

What is the singular form of potato?

The singular form is "potato."
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Dec 23, 2023

What is the root word of potato?

The root word of "potato" is the Taíno word "batata."
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

What is the pronunciation of potato?

Potato is pronounced as /pəˈteɪtoʊ/.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023

Is potato a negative or positive word?

"Potato" is a neutral word; it is neither inherently negative nor positive.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

Which article is used with potato?

Both definite ("the") and indefinite ("a," "an") articles can be used with "potato," depending on the context.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023

Is potato a countable noun?

Yes, "potato" is a countable noun.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023

Is the potato term a metaphor?

The term "potato" can be used metaphorically but is not inherently a metaphor.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

Which conjunction is used with potato?

Conjunctions like "and," "or," and "but" can be used with "potato" in a sentence.
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Dec 23, 2023

Is potato a noun or adjective?

"Potato" is a noun.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023

Is potato an abstract noun?

No, "potato" is a concrete noun, referring to a physical object.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023

Is potato a collective noun?

No, "potato" is not typically used as a collective noun.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023

Is the word potato is imperative?

No, "potato" is not an imperative form.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in potato?

The second syllable "ta" is the stressed syllable in "potato."
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

What is the opposite of potato?

There is no direct opposite for "potato," but in some contexts, "fruit" could be considered as contrasting.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023

What is the first form of potato?

"Potato" does not change forms as it is a noun.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023

What is the plural form of potato?

The plural form is "potatoes."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 23, 2023

Which preposition is used with potato?

Common prepositions used with "potato" include "with," "in," and "from."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023

Is potato an adverb?

No, "potato" is not an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023

What part of speech is potato?

"Potato" is a noun.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023

Is potato a vowel or consonant?

"Potato" is a word comprised of both vowels and consonants.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

How do we divide potato into syllables?

"Potato" is divided as: po-ta-to.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023

What is the third form of potato?

There is no third form for the noun "potato."
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

How is potato used in a sentence?

Example: "She added chopped potato to the soup to make it heartier."
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

How many syllables are in potato?

There are three syllables in "potato."
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023

What is another term for potato?

Another term for "potato" could be "spud" or "tuber."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023

Which determiner is used with potato?

Determiners like "the," "a," "some," or "any" can be used with "potato."
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

What is the second form of potato?

As a noun, "potato" does not have a second form.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 23, 2023
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