elephant yam

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elephant yam - putrid-smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber
Philippines, Republic of the Philippines - a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Amorphophallus - genus of large tropical east Asian cormous aroids: devil's tongue; snake palm
References in periodicals archive ?
The 3 1/2 ft high plant goes by many names, including Devil's Tongue and Elephant Yam, although Voodoo Lily is the most popular.
The three-and-a-half foot high plant goes by many names, including devil's tongue and elephant yam, although voodoo lily is the most popular.