yam bean


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yam bean

n.
See jicama.
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Noun1.yam bean - twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible rootsyam bean - twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible roots
genus Pachyrhizus, Pachyrhizus - small genus of tropical vines having tuberous roots
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2.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
genus Pachyrhizus, Pachyrhizus - small genus of tropical vines having tuberous roots
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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