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{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


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