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cocoyam

Line breaks: coco|yam
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊkəʊjam/

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Definition of cocoyam in English:

noun

(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).

Origin

early 20th century: probably from coco (sense 2) + yam.

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