HyperDic: spud

English > 4 senses of the word spud:
VERBcontactspudinitiate drilling operations, as for petroleum
changespud, shoot, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sproutproduce buds, branches, or germinate
NOUNfoodspud, potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, tateran edible tuber native to South America
artifactspud, stump spuda sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
spud > pronunciation
Soundsspah'd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > spud: 4 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningAn edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland.
Synonymspotato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, tater
Part ofpotato, white potato, white potato vine, Solanum tuberosumAnnual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers
PartsjacketThe outer skin of a potato
NarrowerUruguay potatoSimilar to the common potato
baked potatopotato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven
french fries, french-fried potatoes, fries, chipsstrips of potato fried in deep fat
home fries, home-fried potatoesSliced pieces of potato fried in a pan until brown and crisp
mashed potatopotato that has been peeled and boiled and then mashed
Broaderroot vegetableAny of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
solanaceous vegetableAny of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae
starchesFoodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
Spanishpapa, patata, tater
Catalancreïlla, murphy, patata, tater
English > spud: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds.
Synonymstump spud
Broaderhand shovelA shovel that is operated by hand
Spanishescarda
English > spud: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningInitiate drilling operations, as for petroleum.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The well was spudded in April"
Broaderbore, drillmake a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
Spanishescardar
English > spud: 4 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningproduce buds, branches, or germinate.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsshoot, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout
Broadergrowincrease in size by natural process
Similar togerminateCause to grow or sprout
Spanishbrotar, germinar, nacer, pulular
Catalanapuntar, brollar, brostar, brotar, créixer, germinar, grillar, nàixer, néixer, rebrollar, rebrostar, rebrotar, rellucar, treure

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