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Yam vs. Cocoyam

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Yamnoun

Any climbing vine of the genus Dioscorea in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, usually cultivated.

Cocoyamnoun

New cocoyam: Xanthosoma, particularly Xanthosoma sagittifolium, or the edible root of that plant; malanga.

Yamnoun

The edible, starchy, tuberous root of that plant, a tropical staple food.

Cocoyamnoun

Old cocoyam: Colocasia esculenta; taro.

Yamnoun

(US) A sweet potato; a tuber from the species Ipomoea batatas.

Cocoyamnoun

edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants

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Yamnoun

(Scotland) Potato.

Cocoyamnoun

tropical starchy tuberous root

Yamnoun

(NZ) A oca; a tuber from the species Oxalis tuberosa.

Cocoyam

Cocoyam is a common name for more than one tropical root crop and vegetable crop belonging to the Arum family (also known as Aroids and by the family name Araceae) and may refer to: Taro (Colocasia esculenta) - old cocoyam Malanga (Xanthosoma spp.) - new cocoyamCocoyams are herbaceous perennial plants belonging to the family Araceae and are grown primarily for their edible roots, although all parts of the plant are edible. Cocoyams that are cultivated as food crops belong to either the genus Colocasia or the genus Xanthosoma and are generally composed of a large spherical corm (swollen underground storage stem), from which a few large leaves emerge.

Yamnoun

Taro.

Yamnoun

An orange-brown colour, like that of yam.

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Yamnoun

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 Dioscorea sativa, but several others are cultivated.

Yamnoun

Any one of several cultural varieties of the sweet potato.

Yamnoun

edible tuber of any of several yams

Yamnoun

any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots

Yamnoun

sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked

Yamnoun

edible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide for food

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