Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of yam.

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Examples

  • Though commonly confused with the yam, what we know as yams are simply another variety of sweet potato.

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  • Will’m and I write everything down, and they pay as they cansometimes in yams or yellow onions, a setting hen when the debt gets too high.

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  • Sweet potatoes are often called yams in the U.S. by the way.

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  • Many people confuse orange sweet potatoes with yams, but true yams are rarely found in the United States, so if that's where you're located, your so-called yams are probably sweet potatoes.

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  • What we, in New Zealand, call yams are not what people in other countries call yams ; they are also known as Oca.

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  • What we, in New Zealand, call yams are not what people in other countries call yams ; they are also known as Oca.

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  • In the States, I use sweet potato instead of pumpkin because the flavor of zucca barucca most closely approximates the orange-fleshed sweet potatoes sometimes called yams, more than the pumpkin available here.

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  • The underground stem thickens to produce one or more tubers called yams

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  • Note: The dark-red varieties of sweet potatoes commonly called yams are loaded with flavor and nutritional value, but some people avoid cooking them because they think it will take too long.

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  • + One 2-pound 8-ounce can sweet potatoes (usually called yams) in syrup, drained

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