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yampa

Syllabification: yam·pa
Pronunciation: /ˈyampə
 
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Definition of yampa in English:

noun

A wild plant of the parsley family, native to central and western North America, that has an edible root. It has clusters of small white flowers somewhat resembling Queen Anne’s lace.
  • Perideridia gairdneri, family Umbelliferae
Example sentences
  • Some tubers of the western USA which were important to the Indians and bore this name were also called yampa, Indian potato, wild caraway, and ipo.
  • The yampas, glacier lilies, biscuit roots, and thistles are among her favorite flower roots.

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