spud
1. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
Synonyms: potato murphy Irish_potato tater white_potato
Related terms: solanaceous_vegetable root_vegetable Uruguay_potato baked_potato french_fries home-fried_potatoes mashed_potato potato jacket
2. [ verb ] produce buds, branches, or germinate; of plants
Synonyms: sprout germinate bourgeon burgeon_forth pullulate shoot
Related terms: grow germinate germination gemmation sprout germ
3. [ verb ] initiate onsite drilling operations, as for petroleum
Examples:

"The well was spudded in April"

Related terms: bore
4. [ noun ] a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
Synonyms: stump_spud
Related terms: hand_shovel
Similar spelling:   spout
  Spode
  speed
  Spady
  spade
  Spada
  speedy
  spayed
  spot
  spit
  spat