EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR YAM
It will be a great improvement to cut up a yam and boil it in the soup.
The Chinese yam, recently introduced, grows downward two or three feet.
However, the yam may prove a valuable acquisition to the country.
The yam is the root of a climbing plant which David called the Dioscoreo-sativa.
At last I had but a pint of water remaining and only a yam or two.
The crops grown were the “taro,” “hue” (gourd), “uwhi” (yam), and “kumara.”
"I give you that," said Tute (Cook), and from that day this kind of yam was called the Kivi.
This name in modern dialects designates the yam and the potato.
It consisted of baked plantain and yam, and was smoking hot.
A kind of yam (Dioscorea bulbifera) was found here, and proved good eating.