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yam

noun [C or U] uk   /jæm/ us  
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 Spanish ñame, batata, camote…
in Korean 얌, 참마…
in Arabic بَطاطا…
in Portuguese inhame…
in French igname…
in German die Yamswurzel…
in Catalan nyam…
in Japanese ヤムイモ…
in Italian igname, yam…
in Chinese (Traditional) 薯蕷,山藥, 甘薯,白薯,紅薯,番薯…
in Chinese (Simplified) 薯蓣,山药, 甘薯,白薯,红薯,番薯…
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