any of various leafhoppers that are serious pests, damaging a wide variety of cultivated and wild plants, especially potatoes.
a small, light green, white-spotted leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, that is a pest of potatoes in the eastern U.S. and also attacks apple trees and numerous other cultivated plants.
noun 1. 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
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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.