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Definition 1: sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked - [noun denoting food]

(yam is a kind of ...) the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States

Definition 2: edible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide for food - [noun denoting food]

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

Definition 3: any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for yam in the sense of this definition

(yam is a kind of ...) a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

(... is a kind of yam ) grown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh

(... is a kind of yam ) hardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubers

(... is a kind of yam ) yam of tropical Africa and Asia cultivated for it large tubers

(... is a kind of yam ) tropical American yam with small yellow edible tubers

(yam is a part of ...) edible tuber of any of several yams

(... is a member of yam) yams

Definition 4: edible tuber of any of several yams - [noun denoting plant]

(yam is a kind of ...) a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage

(... is part of yam) any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots

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