yam
1. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked
Related terms: sweet_potato
2. [ noun ] (botany) any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
Synonyms: yam_plant
Related terms: vine white_yam air_potato cush-cush cinnamon_vine Dioscorea
3. [ noun ] (botany) edible tuber of any of several yams
Related terms: tuber
4. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) edible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide for food
Related terms: root_vegetable
Similar spelling:   Yama
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