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Definition 1: tropical starchy tuberous root - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for cocoyam in the sense of this definition

(cocoyam is a kind of ...) any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers

(... is part of cocoyam) herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves

(... is made of the substance cocoyam) Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment

Definition 2: edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cocoyam in the sense of this definition

(cocoyam is a kind of ...) (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

(... is part of cocoyam) herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves

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