Definition of "yams" []

  • Any of various twining plants of the genus Dioscorea, of tropical and subtropical regions, cultivated for their edible tubers: family Dioscoreaceae (noun)
  • The starchy tuber of any of these plants, which is eaten as a vegetable (noun)
  • Any of certain large varieties of sweet potato (noun)
  • Plural form of yam. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "yams" in a sentence
  • "Though commonly confused with the yam, what we know as yams are simply another variety of sweet potato."
  • "Will’m and I write everything down, and they pay as they cansometimes in yams or yellow onions, a setting hen when the debt gets too high."
  • "Sweet potatoes are often called yams in the U.S. by the way."