Definition of cush-cush in English:

cush-cush

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʊʃkʊʃ
 
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(also cush-cush yam)

noun

  • 1A tropical American yam which produces a number of tubers on each plant.
    • Dioscorea trifida, family Dioscoreaceae
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    • The main drawback of this system is that the high purity of the juice in the cush-cush is recirculated through the mill module.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The edible tuber of the cush-cush, eaten as a vegetable.
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    • They include the white yam, the sweet yam, the finger yam (with long finger-like protuberances), and the brownish-red-skinned cush-cush.

Origin

late 19th century: perhaps ultimately of African origin.

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