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Definition of the noun yam

What does yam mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: yams

  1. edible tuber of any of several yams
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: tuber = a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage
    • part of: yam plant = any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
  2. any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
  3. sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic term: sweet potato = the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States
  4. edible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide for food
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic term: root vegetable = any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers

Alternative definition of the noun yam


  1. [botany] Any climbing vine of the genus Dioscorea in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, usually cultivated
  2. The edible, starchy, tuberous root of that plant, a tropical staple food.
  3. [US] A sweet potato; a tuber from the genus Ipomoea.
  4. [Scotland] Potato.
  5. [context: West Cumbria] home.


  1. Yam is a fictional character from Yam Yasothon and Yam Yasothon 2, Thai musical romantic comedy film.
  2. Yam is a fictional character from the TV series Maalaala Mo Kaya.


Who is Yam?

Yam is the son of Noah, according to islamic sources.


Yam a.k.a. Sault Ste. Marie Airport, is an international airport located 8.0 nautical miles west-southwest of the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada at the far eastern end of Lake Superior and the beginning of the St. Mary's River.


  1. Yam is a supply point route messenger system employed and extensively used and expanded by Genghis Khan and used by subsequent Great Khans and Khans.
  2. Yam was the Levantine god of the sea, popular in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages. Yam, from the Canaanite word Yam meaning "Sea", also written Yaw, is one name of the Ugaritic god of Rivers and Sea. Also titled Judge Nahar, he is also one of the 'ilhm or sons of El, the name given to the Levantine pantheon. Others dispute the existence of the alternative names, claiming it is a mistranslation of a damaged tablet. Despite linguistic overlap, theologically this god is not a part of the later subregional monotheistic theology, but rather is part of a broader and archaic Levantine polytheism.
  3. YAM is a MIME-compliant e-mail client written for AmigaOS based computers. It supports multi-POP3, APOP, SMTP, TLSv1/SSLv3, multiple users, PGP, unlimited hierarchical folders, filters, a configurable GUI and an ARexx interface and many other features which are common for Mail User Agents today.
  4. Yam a.k.a. Yamba Language: Yamba is a Grassfields language of Cameroon, with a small number in Nigeria.
    • also known as Mbubem, Swe'nga, Kaka, Boenga Ko Muzok, Bebaroe, Mbem, Kakayamba, Yamba
  5. YAM is a website.
    • also known as Airport Code YAM, YAM Airport Code, Sault Ste. Marie Airport

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Yam

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Google previewDesarrollo de productos de raíces y tubérculos (1992)

Research and Development into Commercial Yam Processing in Nigeria: Cadbury's Poundo Yam J. S. T. Bogunjoko Abstract Yam is a staple food crop in Nigeria. Annual output is about 15 million t. Among the most popular dishes made from ...

Google previewb'l - Baal the God of Renewal (2016)

by Alessandro A. Borio

Yam is the god of the waters: the seas, rivers, lakes, etc. The myths refer to him...

Google previewEssence of spiritualism (2006)

Yam is a phenomenon between you and others, you and the society. lt is a more conscious behavior: you don't react unconsciously, you don't react like a mechanism, like a robot. You become more conscious; you become more alert.

Google previewRoot and Tuber Crops (2010)

by J.E. Bradshaw

Yam is a multi-species, polyploid, and vegetatively propagated crop, exclusively propagated by means of “setts,” small tubers or small pieces of tuber. The word “ yam” is believed to have originated from the tribal African word, “niam” (Coursey, ...

Google previewPutting God on Trial (2004)

The Biblical Book of Job by Robert Sutherland

1°4 The chaos monster Yam is a “dragon”, a “writhing serpent”, an “Encircler with seven heads”. This seven headed dragon is the chaos water that encircles the earth. Yam is the Canaanite Leviathan. Atik is a mythological bull calf. From other ...

Google previewIita Research

by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Dioscorea rotundata Poir (white yam, white guinea yam) is a monocot of the genus Dioscorea, family Dioscoreaceae. It produces edible underground tubers. The crop is vegetatively propagated, using tuber pieces. White yam is the most ...

Google previewNotes and Queries (1880)

Yam is the name of the well-known large esculent root, and toko = coco, which is a vegetable something like vegetable marrow or marrow-squash, grown and eaten (with relish) in Jamaica. For t=c, see Max Miiller, Lectures, ii. 184 (ed. 1871 ).

Google previewThe Healing Remedies Sourcebook (2012)

Over 1000 Natural Remedies to Prevent and Cure Common Ailments by C. Shealy, Norman Shealy

• Wild yam is the starting point for synthesization of ...

Google previewThe History of a Voyage to the Malouine (or Falkland) Islands (2013)

Made in 1763 and 1764, Under the Command of M. de Bougainville, in Order to Form a Settlement There by Antoine-Joseph Pernety

The yam is a creeping plant, furnished with branches which take root, and spring up again without cultivation; so that if care is not taken to root out a number of them, they will soon spread all over the soil, though there should not have been ...

Google previewImproved Technology for Yam Production

Yam is a preferred food of people from Caribbean, African and Pacific origins residing in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. This has resulted in export trading of great potential to the Jamaican economy. The cultivation of ...

Google previewPlant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives (2009)

by Eng Chong Pua, Michael R. Davey

Yam is the common name for a number of species of the genus Dioscorea. The most commonly cultivated African yams are ...

Google previewAnthropological Report on the Ibo-speaking Peoples of Nigeria: English-Ibo and Ibo-English dictionary (1913)

by Northcote Whitridge Thomas

yam creeper, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Päli Language (1875)

by Robert Cæsar Childers

Yam yad eva and yah had eva, whatsoever. Yam yam pabbqjitdnam upakdriya samrattati tarn tabbam mapetvd, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

YAM. of bread or potatoes ; the flour is also made into bread or — v— ' pudding. A great many species' are described by botanists, but they are imperfectly known, being very similar in appearance, and not remarkable for beauty. The roots of ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Therefore, the name yam bean will be the sole designation used in the rest of this article. Fig. Y-3 shows a typical yam bean. Fig. Y-3. tuber. The yam bean, a leguminous plant which has an edible ORIGIN AND HISTORY. Various species of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Bake the yam chips at 300 degrees F. until crispy, or approximately 20 minutes. • Slice open a baked yam and top with a driz- zle of maple syrup and a few walnuts . • Add grated yams to recipes that feature potatoes, such as potato pancakes ...

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Small photo of Stem of Aerial tubers, greater yam called as ´Kokan Ghorkand´, A root Crop, IndiaSmall photo of Fresh yam in the market, yam background, Group of yam.Small photo of Fresh yam in the market, yam background, Group of yam.Small photo of Fresh yam in the market, yam background, Group of yam.Small photo of Fresh yam in the market, yam background, Group of yam.Small photo of Fresh yam in the market, yam background, Group of yam.Small photo of Fresh yam in the market, yam background, Group of yam. More...

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When you plant a yam it produces another yam.
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Scrabble value of Y4A1M3

The value of this 3-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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