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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tropical yam (Dioscorea bulbifera) of Africa and Asia, having axillary potatolike bulbils and underground tubers, both of which are edible in some varieties. It is a destructive weed in the southeast United States.

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  • noun A yam species, Dioscorea bulbifera.

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  • noun yam of tropical Africa and Asia cultivated for it large tubers

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