Pachyrhizus

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Noun1.Pachyrhizus - small genus of tropical vines having tuberous roots
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
Pachyrhizus erosus, yam bean - Central American twining plant with edible roots and pods; large tubers are eaten raw or cooked especially when young and young pods must be thoroughly cooked; pods and seeds also yield rotenone and oils
Pachyrhizus tuberosus, potato bean, yam bean - twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible roots
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Pachyrrhizus, she suggests, was likely to have been a Postclassic (AD 900-1500) introduction and possibly a famine food.
Pachyrrhizus erosus, Ipomoea batatas and Xanthosoma spp.