Synonyms of yam


1. yam, tuber

usage: edible tuber of any of several yams

2. yam, yam plant, vine

usage: any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots

3. yam, sweet potato

usage: sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked

4. yam, root vegetable

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

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Definition and meaning of yam (Dictionary)