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{n: Dioscorea, genus Dioscorea} yams



{n: Dioscoreaceae, family Dioscoreaceae, yam family} yams

{n: air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera} yam of tropical Africa and Asia cultivated for it large tubers

{n: cinnamon vine, Chinese yam, Dioscorea batata} hardy 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

{n: cush-cush, Dioscorea trifida} tropical American yam with small yellow edible tubers

{n: pungapung, telingo potato, elephant yam, Amorphophallus paeonifolius, Amorphophallus campanulatus} putrid-smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber

{n: white yam, water yam, Dioscorea alata} grown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh

{n: wild yam, Dioscorea paniculata} having a rhizome formerly dried and used to treat rheumatism or liver disorders

{n: yam bean, Pachyrhizus erosus} Central American twining plant with edible roots and pods; large tubers are eaten raw or cooked especially when young and young pods must be thoroughly cooked; pods and seeds also yield rotenone and oils

{n: yam bean, potato bean, Pachyrhizus tuberosus} twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible roots

{n: yam, yam plant} any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots

{n: yam} edible tuber of any of several yams

{n: yam} edible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide for food

{n: yam} sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked

{n: yautia, tannia, spoonflower, malanga, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, Xanthosoma atrovirens} tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes


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