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yam

Pronunciation: /jæm/

Translation of yam in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (plant, vegetable) ñame (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Trucks selling yams, widely used as a tonic, can be seen along the provincial highway in Nantou County.
    • True yams are a starchy tuber that is a staple crop in many parts of the tropics; they are seldom grown in the United States.
    • The tuber from the wing-stalked yam is a valuable source of diosgenin.
    Example sentences
    • Men clear the bush and plant the yams with the help of the women and the children.
    • They also grow taro and yams, bananas, ginger, tobacco and colorful cucumbers.
    • In certain regions corn, rice, groundnuts, vegetables, and yams are cultivated.
    1.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) sweet potato

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