Yam

Noun

  • (US) A sweet potato; a tuber from the species Ipomoea batatas.
  • (regional, Cumberland) home
  • The edible, starchy, tuberous root of that plant, a tropical staple food.
  • (New Zealand) A oca; a tuber from the species Oxalis tuberosa.
  • (botany) Any climbing vine of the genus Dioscorea in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, usually cultivated.
  • (Scotland) Potato.

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