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  Dictionary Definition of yam

yam
noun
1. the starchy, tuberous root of any of various climbing vines of the genus Dioscorea, much cultivated for food in the warmer regions of both hemispheres.
2. any of these plants.
3. Southern US. ® sweet potato.
4. any of other plants with edible tubers as Microseris scapigera, blackfellow's yam.
[Sp. ( i ) ñame; ultimately of African origin; cf. Senegalese nyami eat]