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spud

noun

1 spud

An edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland.

synonyms: Irish potato, murphy, potato, tater, white potato.

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Dutch: knol
Polish: kartofel, pyra, ziemniak



2 spud

A sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds.

synonym: stump spud.

Polish: rydel

verb

1 spud

Initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum.

2 spud

Produce buds, branches, or germinate.

synonyms: bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, shoot, sprout.

Dutch: botten, kiemen, ontkiemen, punten, schieten, uitbotten, uitlopen, uitschieten


Moby thesaurus: Irish potato, Kraut, aubergine, beans, cabbage, eggplant, greens, legumes, love apple, mad apple, pieplant, potato, potherbs, produce, rhubarb, tater, tomato, vegetables, white potato.

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