yam plant


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Noun1.yam plant - any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
yam - edible tuber of any of several yams
Dioscorea alata, water yam, white yam - grown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh
Chinese yam, cinnamon vine, Dioscorea batata - hardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubers
air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera - yam of tropical Africa and Asia cultivated for it large tubers
cush-cush, Dioscorea trifida - tropical American yam with small yellow edible tubers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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The yam plant showed the usefulness of fertilizer application in improving its productivity as the tuber yield was reduced where fertilizer was not applied at all.
Actress Kate Winslet relies on the tension-relieving qualities of the Mexican wild yam plant and a good night in front of the TV to de-stress.