What does YAM mean?

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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


  1. yam(Noun)


  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

  2. Origin: [Pg. inhame, probably from some native name.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yam

    yam, n. a large root like the potato growing in tropical countries. [Port. inhame.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of YAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of YAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Graffito, reported by Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronicle, April 24, 1980:

    Cogito ergo spud. - I think, therefore I yam

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