from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of several plants of the genus Bomarea, yielding edible tubers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical vine having umbels of small purple flowers and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; Colombia
- n. tropical vine having pink-and-yellow flowers spotted purple and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; West Indies to northern South America
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