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 for Sweet potato
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Potato \Po*ta"to\, n.; pl. Potatoes. [Sp. patata potato,
     batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably
     batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.)
        (a) 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.
        (b) The sweet potato (see below).
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     Potato beetle, Potato bug. (Zool.)
        (a) A beetle ({Doryphora decemlineata) which feeds, both
            in the larval and adult stages, upon the leaves of the
            potato, often doing great damage. Called also
            Colorado potato beetle, and Doryphora. See
            Colorado beetle.
        (b) The Lema trilineata, a smaller and more slender
            striped beetle which feeds upon the potato plant, bur
            does less injury than the preceding species.
  
     Potato fly (Zool.), any one of several species of blister
        beetles infesting the potato vine. The black species
        ({Lytta atrata), the striped ({Lytta vittata}), and the
        gray ({Lytta Fabricii syn. Lytta cinerea) are the most
        common. See Blister beetle, under Blister.
  
     Potato rot, a disease of the tubers of the potato, supposed
        to be caused by a kind of mold ({Peronospora infestans),
        which is first seen upon the leaves and stems.
  
     Potato weevil (Zool.), an American weevil ({Baridius
        trinotatus) whose larva lives in and kills the stalks of
        potato vines, often causing serious damage to the crop.
  
     Potato whisky, a strong, fiery liquor, having a hot, smoky
        taste, and rich in amyl alcohol (fusel oil); it is made
        from potatoes or potato starch.
  
     Potato worm (Zool.), the large green larva of a sphinx, or
        hawk moth ({Macrosila quinquemaculata); -- called also
        tomato worm. See Illust. under Tomato.
  
     Seaside potato (Bot.), Ipom[oe]a Pes-Capr[ae], a kind of
        morning-glory with rounded and emarginate or bilobed
        leaves. [West Indies]
  
     Sweet+potato+(Bot.),+a+climbing+plant+({Ipom[oe]a+Balatas">Sweet potato (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Ipom[oe]a Balatas)
        allied to the morning-glory. Its farinaceous tubers have a
        sweetish taste, and are used, when cooked, for food. It is
        probably a native of Brazil, but is cultivated extensively
        in the warmer parts of every continent, and even as far
        north as New Jersey. The name potato was applied to this
        plant before it was to the Solanum tuberosum, and this
        is the "potato" of the Southern United States.
  
     Wild potato. (Bot.)
        (a) A vine ({Ipom[oe]a pandurata) having a pale purplish
            flower and an enormous root. It is common in sandy
            places in the United States.
        (b) A similar tropical American plant ({Ipom[oe]a
            fastigiata) which it is thought may have been the
            original stock of the sweet potato.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sweet \Sweet\, a. [Compar. Sweeter; superl. Sweetest.] [OE.
     swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te,
     OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s["u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. saetr,
     soetr, Sw. s["o]t, Dan. s["o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for
     suadvis, Gr. ?, Skr. sv[=a]du sweet, svad, sv[=a]d, to
     sweeten. [root]175. Cf. Assuage, Suave, Suasion.]
     1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar;
        saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet
        beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
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     2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a
        sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
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              The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the
        sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet
        voice; a sweet singer.
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              To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful. --Hawthorne.
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     4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair;
        as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
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              Sweet interchange
              Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
                                                    --Milton.
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     5. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water. --Bacon.
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     6. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically:
        (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread.
        (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as,
            sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
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     7. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable;
        winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
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              Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?
                                                    --Job xxxviii.
                                                    31.
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              Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one
              established rule of Christian working. --M. Arnold.
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     Note: Sweet is often used in the formation of self-explaining
           compounds; as, sweet-blossomed, sweet-featured,
           sweet-smelling, sweet-tempered, sweet-toned, etc.
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     Sweet alyssum. (Bot.) See Alyssum.
  
     Sweet apple. (Bot.)
        (a) Any apple of sweet flavor.
        (b) See Sweet-sop.
  
     Sweet bay. (Bot.)
        (a) The laurel ({Laurus nobilis).
        (b) Swamp sassafras.
  
     Sweet calabash (Bot.), a plant of the genus Passiflora
        ({Passiflora maliformis) growing in the West Indies, and
        producing a roundish, edible fruit, the size of an apple.
        
  
     Sweet cicely. (Bot.)
        (a) Either of the North American plants of the
            umbelliferous genus Osmorrhiza having aromatic roots
            and seeds, and white flowers. --Gray.
        Myrrhis+({Myrrhis+odorata">(b) A plant of the genus Myrrhis ({Myrrhis odorata)
            growing in England.
  
     Sweet calamus, or Sweet cane. (Bot.) Same as Sweet
        flag, below.
  
     Sweet+Cistus+(Bot.),+an+evergreen+shrub+({Cistus+Ladanum">Sweet Cistus (Bot.), an evergreen shrub ({Cistus Ladanum)
        from which the gum ladanum is obtained.
  
     Sweet clover. (Bot.) See Melilot.
  
     Sweet coltsfoot (Bot.), a kind of butterbur ({Petasites
        sagittata) found in Western North America.
  
     Sweet corn (Bot.), a variety of the maize of a sweet taste.
        See the Note under Corn.
  
     Sweet fern (Bot.), a small North American shrub ({Comptonia
        asplenifolia syn. Myrica asplenifolia) having
        sweet-scented or aromatic leaves resembling fern leaves.
        
  
     Sweet+flag+(Bot.),+an+endogenous+plant+({Acorus+Calamus">Sweet flag (Bot.), an endogenous plant ({Acorus Calamus)
        having long flaglike leaves and a rootstock of a pungent
        aromatic taste. It is found in wet places in Europe and
        America. See Calamus, 2.
  
     Sweet+gale+(Bot.),+a+shrub+({Myrica+Gale">Sweet gale (Bot.), a shrub ({Myrica Gale) having bitter
        fragrant leaves; -- also called sweet willow, and Dutch
        myrtle. See 5th Gale.
  
     Sweet grass (Bot.), holy, or Seneca, grass.
  
     Sweet gum (Bot.), an American tree ({Liquidambar
        styraciflua). See Liquidambar.
  
     Sweet herbs, fragrant herbs cultivated for culinary
        purposes.
  
     Sweet John (Bot.), a variety of the sweet William.
  
     Sweet leaf (Bot.), horse sugar. See under Horse.
  
     Sweet marjoram. (Bot.) See Marjoram.
  
     Sweet marten (Zool.), the pine marten.
  
     Sweet maudlin (Bot.), a composite plant ({Achillea
        Ageratum) allied to milfoil.
  
     Sweet oil, olive oil.
  
     Sweet pea. (Bot.) See under Pea.
  
     Sweet potato. (Bot.) See under Potato.
  
     Sweet rush (Bot.), sweet flag.
  
     Sweet spirits of niter (Med. Chem.) See Spirit of nitrous
        ether, under Spirit.
  
     Sweet sultan (Bot.), an annual composite plant ({Centaurea
        moschata), also, the yellow-flowered ({Centaurea
        odorata); -- called also sultan flower.
  
     Sweet tooth, an especial fondness for sweet things or for
        sweetmeats. [Colloq.]
  
     Sweet William.
        (a) (Bot.) A species of pink ({Dianthus barbatus) of many
            varieties.
        (b) (Zool.) The willow warbler.
        (c) (Zool.) The European goldfinch; -- called also sweet
            Billy. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Sweet willow (Bot.), sweet gale.
  
     Sweet wine. See Dry wine, under Dry.
  
     To be sweet on, to have a particular fondness for, or
        special interest in, as a young man for a young woman.
        [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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     Syn: Sugary; saccharine; dulcet; luscious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sweet potato
      n 1: pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for
           its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh [syn:
           sweet potato, sweet potato vine, Ipomoea batatas]
      2: the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is
         grown widely in warm regions of the United States
      3: egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and
         finger holes [syn: ocarina, sweet potato]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "sweet potato":
     English horn, Pandean pipe, aulos, basset horn, basset oboe,
     bassoon, bombard, clarinet, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, cromorne,
     double bassoon, double reed, fife, fipple flute, flageolet, flute,
     hautboy, heckelphone, hornpipe, licorice stick, musette,
     oaten reed, oboe, oboe da caccia, ocarina, panpipe, penny-whistle,
     piccolo, pipe, pommer, recorder, reed, reed instrument, sax,
     saxophone, shawm, single reed, single-reed instrument, sonorophone,
     syrinx, tabor pipe, tenoroon, tin-whistle, whistle, woods,
     woodwind, woodwind choir, woodwind instrument
  
  

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