HyperDic: yam

English > 4 senses of the word yam:
NOUNplantyamedible tuber of any of several yams
plantyam, yam plantany of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
foodyamsweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked
foodyamedible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide / world-wide for food
yam > pronunciation
Soundsyae'm
RhymesAbraham ... wolfram: 73 rhymes with aem...
English > yam: 4 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningedible tuber of any of several yams.
Part ofyam, yam plantAny of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
BroadertuberA fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage
Spanishñame
English > yam: 4 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningAny of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots.
Synonymyam plant
Member ofDioscorea, genus Dioscoreayams
Partsyamedible tuber of any of several yams
Narrowerair potato, Dioscorea bulbiferayam of tropical Africa and Asia cultivated for it large tubers
cinnamon vine, Chinese yam, Dioscorea batataHardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubers
cush-cush, Dioscorea trifidaTropical American yam with small yellow edible tubers
white yam, water yam, Dioscorea alataGrown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh
BroadervineA plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
Spanishñame
Catalannyam
English > yam: 4 senses > noun 3, food
Meaningsweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked.
Broadersweet potatoThe edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States
Spanishpatata de Málaga
Catalanmoniato, patata de Màlaga
English > yam: 4 senses > noun 4, food
Meaningedible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide / world-wide for food.
Broaderroot vegetableAny of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
Spanishñame
Catalannyam

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