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|Noun||1.||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
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface