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yam

noun [C or U] uk   us   /jæm/
a potato-like root from a tropical climbing plant that can be eaten, or the plant it grows from US a sweet potato
Translations of “yam”
in Arabic بَطاطا…
in Korean 얌, 참마…
in Malaysian keladi…
in French igname…
in Italian igname, yam…
in Chinese (Traditional) 薯蕷,山藥, 甘薯,白薯,紅薯,番薯…
in Vietnamese củ từ…
in Spanish ñame, batata, camote…
in Portuguese inhame…
in Thai ต้นมันเทศหรือมันเทศ…
in German die Yamswurzel…
in Catalan nyam…
in Japanese ヤムイモ…
in Indonesian ubi jalar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 薯蓣,山药, 甘薯,白薯,红薯,番薯…
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