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1 an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland [syn: potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, tater]
2 a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds [syn: stump spud]


1 initiate onsite drilling operations, as for petroleum; "The well was spudded in April"
2 produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted" [syn: shoot, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout] [also: spudding, spudded]spudding See spud
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