Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In West Africa) either of two plants of the arum family with edible corms, i.e. taro (also old cocoyam) and tannia (also new cocoyam).
- The staple foods of Equatorial Guinea are cocoyams, plantains, and rice.
- Forest crops, such as plantain, cassava, cocoyam, and tropical yams, predominate in the south.
- If peoples in the Eastern Delta did not do much farming, how did they obtain the yams, cocoyams, plantains, cassava, fruits, and vegetables that were the basis of their diet?
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