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Spud   /spəd/   Listen
Spud

noun
1.
An edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland.  Synonyms: Irish potato, murphy, potato, tater, white potato.
2.
A sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds.  Synonym: stump spud.






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"Spud" Quotes from Famous Books



... cried a cheery voice, and Will Jackson, usually called "Spud," because of his liking for potatoes, pushed his way to the Rover boys' side. "I was upstairs dressing when you arrived, but I saw it all from the window. Say, that flight couldn't be beaten. You must have come about three miles a minute, eh? ...
— The Rover Boys in the Air - From College Campus to the Clouds • Edward Stratemeyer

... in the German trenches there was great excitement in our own. Our trench mortar was being worked energetically to keep back any German reinforcements. Lieutenant "Spud" Murphy was in charge of this, and his antics kept us all in roars of laughter—he jumped around and "rooted" for those bombs as though they were his favourite players in the National League. When one went over, he would, like the rest of us, jump ...
— Into the Jaws of Death • Jack O'Brien



Words linked to "Spud" :   white potato vine, home-fried potatoes, grow, baked potato, fries, french fries, mashed potato, hand shovel, stump spud, drill, jacket, starches, Uruguay potato, french-fried potatoes, bore, tater, home fries, shoot, Solanum tuberosum, white potato, burgeon forth, sprout, chips, solanaceous vegetable, root vegetable



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