How To Spell yam?

Correct spelling: yam

What is the definition of yam?

  1. edible tuber of any of several yams

What does the abbreviation yam mean?

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What are the usage examples for yam?

  1. A little hush fell upon the brilliant assemblage and many a bright eye dwelt admiringly upon the elegant person, so elegantly attired, of the urbane and accomplished prince of the tribe of Al- Yam – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  2. And when Blair suggested the idea to Ra'a and the others, and offered to assist them in laying out taro fields and yam plantations, he was met in the same way. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  3. The " Taloo" or " Yam boo" is included in the larger class. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  4. We obtained also from the village some yam roots, which had greatly the taste of potatoes, though of a closer texture. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. Domestic Trade, Corn Meal, Guinea Corn and Yam Flour The domestic trade among the natives in the interior of our part of Africa- Yoruba- is very great. – Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party by Martin Robinson Delany
  6. As we silently approached we saw two old hags flitting about, as nimbly as their aged limbs would allow, in the blazing spinifex- now picking up a dead lizard, and now poking about with their yam sticks as if in search of some rat which had been roasted in his burrow. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  7. " If only we was to run on a yam patch," he said to me as together we stumbled forward, " or maybe some chickens or a little rice or a vegetable garden or a spring of cold water-" But only a heavy sigh answered him, a grunt from the cook, and a moan from Neddie. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  8. We will take the yam custom. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  9. At Winnebah, on the Gold Coast, there is an interesting modification in the yam custom. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  10. Take, for instance, the yam custom. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley

What are the translations for yam?

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Bengali word for Yam

রাঙা আলু.

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Dutch words for Yam

yam, yamswortel.

French words for Yam

igname, patate douce.

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Spanish words for Yam

ñame, batata, camote, boniato, jícama.

Tamil word for Yam

கருணை கிழங்கு.

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