Definitions for YAMyæm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yamyæm(n.)

  1. the starchy, tuberous root of any of various African climbing vines of the genus Dioscorea, family Dioscoreaceae, cultivated for food in warm regions: resembling but botanically unrelated to the sweet potato.

    Category: Plants

  2. any of these plants.

    Category: Plants

  3. the sweet potato.

    Category: Plants

Origin of yam:

1580–90; cf. Gullah nyam, Jamaican E nyaams, Sranan jamsi < sources in one or more West African languages

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yam(noun)

    edible tuber of any of several yams

  2. yam, yam plant(noun)

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

  3. yam(noun)

    sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked

  4. yam(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. yam(Noun)

    home.

  2. Origin: From inhame and ñame, possibly from the nyami. The term was coined in 1657.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yam(noun)

    a large, esculent, farinaceous tuber of various climbing plants of the genus Dioscorea; also, the plants themselves. Mostly natives of warm climates. The plants have netted-veined, petioled leaves, and pods with three broad wings. The commonest species is D. sativa, but several others are cultivated

Freebase

  1. YAM

    YAM is a MIME-compliant e-mail client written for AmigaOS based computers. It supports multi-POP3, APOP, SMTP, TLSv1/SSLv3, multiple users, PGP, unlimited hierarchical folders, filters, a configurable GUI and an ARexx interface and many other features which are common for Mail User Agents today.


Translations for YAM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

yam(noun)

any of several kinds of potato-like tropical plants used as food.

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