Definition of yam :
1. A large, esculent, farinaceous tuber of various climbing plants of the genus Dioscorea; also, the plants themselves. Mostly natives of warm climates. The plants have netted- veined, petioled leaves, and pods with three broad wings. The commonest species is D. sativa, but several others are cultivated.
2. Any one of several cultural varieties of the sweet potato.
vegetables (part of speech: noun)
vegetable (part of speech: noun)
string beans, endive, Brussels sprouts, pumpkin, parsnip, peas, maize, cabbage, celery, tomato, okra, shallot, green beans, carrot, spinach, water cress, cauliflower, turnip, zucchini, rice, leek, radish, broccoli, sweet potato, chive, chard, cucumber, squash, mushroom, beet, onion, romain, rutabaga, potato, pepper, lentils, Lima beans, lettuce, artichoke, eggplant, asparagus, collard greens, parsley, vegetable, beans, corn
- Suthep could have had some type of a tom yam tasting popcorn. - "Corpus of a Siam Mosquito", Steven Sills.
- They were- though Killigrew lost so much money that he was afraid to come home and spent the night imbibing champagne and repentance at the Hummums, and Ishmael bought Indian corn and a kind of yam which he thought could be induced to flourish in West Penwith, which incidentally it did so far as foliage went, though it always obstinately refused to bear fruit. - "Secret Bread", F. Tennyson Jesse.
- Just before sunset we came out o' the forest into a stretch o' yam patches along the river. - "The Blind Lion of the Congo", Elliott Whitney.