[syn: shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout]
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.
My spud these nettles from the stone can part.
2. A dagger. [Obs.] --Holland.
3. Anything short and thick; specifically, a piece of dough
boiled in fat. [Local, U.S.]
4. A potato. [Colloq.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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]
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
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