Word of the day: Yam

Say it: j-am

Part of speech: Noun

Definition: A long, thick root of a tropical plant that has rough brown skin and usually white or yellow flesh and that is eaten as a vegetable.

Etymology: Portuguese

Synonyms:Beetroot,Turnip,Potato

Use in sentence:Millet, wheat, sweet potatoes, yams and tares are also grown.

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