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English noun: spud

1. spud (food) an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland

SynonymsIrish potato, murphy, potato, tater, white potato

Broader (hypernym)root vegetable, solanaceous vegetable, starches

Narrower (hyponym)baked potato, chips, french fries, french-fried potatoes, fries, home fries, home-fried potatoes, mashed potato, Uruguay potato

Part holonymjacket

Part meronympotato, Solanum tuberosum, white potato, white potato vine

2. spud (artifact) a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds

Synonymsstump spud

Broader (hypernym)hand shovel

English verb: spud

1. spud (contact) initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum

SamplesThe well was spudded in April.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bore, drill

2. spud (change) produce buds, branches, or germinate

SamplesThe potatoes sprouted.

Synonymsbourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, shoot, sprout

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)grow

Verb groupgerminate

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