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Would you explain to me the meaning of the word "fingerling" in the following sentence:
But why bother? Having recently mashed 32 pounds of potatoes over a three-day period, I can say that they are good cooked in plain water, in salted water and in water mixed with milk, wine or chicken stock.
They are good made with yellow-fleshed, red-skinned, all-purpose, fingerling, organic, new-dug and supermarket potatoes. I guess that there is a close interrelation with the meaning of the word "fingerling" as a noun: "A young or small fish, especially a young salmon or trout", more especially with the adjectives small and young.
Thank you in advance for your efforts.
Thank you for your prompt reply.
I am astonished that there are words that are missing of all dictionaries. There is a very irreconcilable difference between small and young fishes and small potatoes, isn't it?
Thank you for your smart elucidation.
I thought for the physical subjects "fish" and "potatoes" only, and not for theirs characteristics: appearance, size, shape, e.t.c.
I'm be sorry for my short-sightedness.