EnglishEdit

Yams.
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Etymology 1Edit

From Portuguese inhame and Spanish ñame, possibly from the Fula nyami (to eat). The term was coined in 1657.

NounEdit

yam (plural yams)

  1. (botany) Any climbing vine of the genus Dioscorea in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, usually cultivated
  2. The edible, starchy, tuberous root of that plant, a tropical staple food.
  3. (US) A sweet potato; a tuber from the species Ipomoea batatas.
  4. (Scotland) Potato.
Usage notesEdit

Careful use distinguishes yams (genus Dioscorea) from sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas), while casual American use conflates these.

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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

yam (plural yams)

  1. (West Cumbria) home.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yam m (plural yams or yammen, diminutive yammetje n)

  1. yam, a tropical vine
  2. its edible root

SynonymsEdit


North GizigaEdit

NounEdit

yam

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Etudes berbères et chamito-sémitiques: mélanges offerts à Karl-G. Prasse (2000, ISBN 9042908262), page 38

South GizigaEdit

NounEdit

yam

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Etudes berbères et chamito-sémitiques: mélanges offerts à Karl-G. Prasse (2000, ISBN 9042908262), page 38
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