Dioscorea

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Noun1.Dioscorea - yams
plant genus - a genus of plants
yam plant, yam - any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
Dioscorea elephantipes, elephant's-foot, Hottentot bread vine, Hottentot's bread vine, tortoise plant - South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
Dioscorea paniculata, wild yam - having a rhizome formerly dried and used to treat rheumatism or liver disorders
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