"spud" in the noun sense
1. potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, spud, tater
an edible tuber native to South America a staple food of Ireland
2. spud, stump spud
a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
"spud" in the verb sense
initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum
"The well was spudded in April"
2. shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout
produce buds, branches, or germinate
"the potatoes sprouted"
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