a gelechiid moth, Phthorimaea operculella, the larvae of which feed on the leaves and bore into the tubers of potatoes and other solanaceous plants.
- Potato patch
Related Terms fruit salad
noun 1. a tiny homopterous insect, Paratrioza cockerelli, occurring in some areas of the western U.S., western Canada, and Mexico: a serious pest to potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers, the nymphs acting as vectors in the transmission of psyllid yellows.
noun 1. a novelty race in which each contestant must move a number of potatoes from one place to another, usually in a spoon, carrying one potato at a time.
- Potato ricer
noun a tool used to shred potato into rice-like pieces by putting it a lever-operated press Usage Note cooking