Definition of cush-cush in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈko͝oSH ˌko͝oSH/
(also cush-cush yam)


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


Late 19th century: perhaps ultimately of African origin.

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Syllabification: cush-cush

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