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

  Spud \Spud\ (sp[u^]d), n. [Cf. Dan. spyd a spear.]
     1. A sharp, narrow spade, usually with a long handle, used by
        farmers for digging up large-rooted weeds; a similarly
        shaped implement used for various purposes.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              My spud these nettles from the stone can part.
                                                    --Swift.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A dagger. [Obs.] --Holland.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Anything short and thick; specifically, a piece of dough
        boiled in fat. [Local, U.S.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. A potato. [Colloq.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spud
      n 1: an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of
           Ireland [syn: potato, white potato, Irish potato,
           murphy, spud, tater]
      2: a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds [syn:
         spud, stump spud]
      v 1: initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum; "The well
           was spudded in April"
      2: produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
         [syn: shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon,
         burgeon forth, sprout]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "spud":
     Irish potato, Kraut, aubergine, beans, cabbage, eggplant, greens,
     legumes, love apple, mad apple, pieplant, potato, potherbs,
     produce, rhubarb, tater, tomato, vegetables, white potato
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  SPUD
         Storage Pedestal Upgrade Disk / Drive
         

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