air potato


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air potato

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A tropical yam (Dioscorea bulbifera) of Africa and Asia, having axillary potatolike bulbils and underground tubers, both of which are edible in some varieties. It is a destructive weed in the southeast United States. Also called potato yam.
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Noun1.air potato - yam of tropical Africa and Asia cultivated for it large tubersair potato - yam of tropical Africa and Asia cultivated for it large tubers
yam plant, yam - any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
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Organized 1,200 volunteers to remove more than 4,200 pounds of invasive air potato plants from Sarasota's North Water Tower Park, where SBEP also hosts K-12 learning trips.
Freshly picked young air potato leaves and freshly picked brown bulbils and tan bulbils (4-7 cm in diameter) were collected as needed from healthy air potato plants grown in a greenhouse.
By merely pulling down some of the air potato vines, we saw how the woods began to open up.