Batata is the word for sweet potato (Latin: Ipomoea batatas) in many languages (e.g. Spanish, Italian, Hebrew,Moroccan dialect and others), apparently from the Taíno batata (see Sweet potato → Names).
Batata is the word for potato (Latin: Solanum tuberosum; only distantly related to sweet potato) in some languages, e.g. Portuguese, Marathi, Konkani, some Arabic variants and others. The English word "potato" itself is derived from the Taíno batata, borrowed via Spanish patata.
Batata may also refer to:
Related to yams (Ipomoea batatas)
- Elsinoë batatas (sweet potato scab), a plant pathogen
- Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. batatas, a plant pathogen
- Phyllosticta batatas, a plant pathogen
Related to potato (Solanum tuberosum)
- Cayo Batata, an island in Puerto Rico
- Nílton Batata, a Brazilian football player
- Roberto Batata (real name Roberto Monteiro), a Brazilian football player
- Batatá, a regional variant of the name Boi-tatá, a monster from Brazilian folklore
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