Meaning of Maris Piper in English:

Maris Piper

Pronunciation /ˈmarɪs/


  • A potato of a variety with creamy flesh and smooth oval tubers.

    ‘Potatoes count, too - John and Marco Valente of Valente's in Kirkcaldy swear by English Maris Pipers.’
    • ‘No, Maris Pipers are sold to McCains so they can be made into frozen chips.’
    • ‘Strange that you ask as only today I wanted Maris Pipers but they were sold out.’


1970s named after Maris Lane, original site of the Plant Breeding Institute; Piper was chosen arbitrarily as a word beginning with p- for potato.