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  Re: Colloquial vs scientific names
From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.04.27 at 03:29:12(8658)
In a message dated 4/26/2002 7:55:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ju-bo@msn.com writes:

The shop keeper tole me the purple-skinned
sweet potato is called 'bonato' in his area of India, a 'take off' on the
name for it in Latin America whixch is spelt the same but pronounced with
the ~ above the n, making the 'enyay' sound.

it's boniato or batatas (Ipomoea).

tsuh yang in NY

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