Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spud

2 senses of spud

Sense 1
potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, spud, tater -- (an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland)
       => root vegetable -- (any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers)
       => starches -- (foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread))
       => solanaceous vegetable -- (any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon)

Sense 2
spud, stump spud -- (a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds)
       => hand shovel -- (a shovel that is operated by hand)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spud

2 senses of spud

Sense 1
spud -- (initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum; "The well was spudded in April")
       => bore, drill -- (make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall")

Sense 2
shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout -- (produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted")
       => grow -- (increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore")

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