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Yams.

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
yam

Plural
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  1. The edible, starchy, tuberous root of any climbing vine of the genus Dioscorea, usually cultivated in the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sweet potato.
  3. (Scotland) Potato.
  4. Template:WestCumbria home.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

yam m. (plural s, diminutive metje)

  1. yam

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