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noun as in potato

noun as in tuber

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The root grows similarly to potatoes, yams, or ginger by swelling underneath the earth to store nutrients for the following season.

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With the right setup, it’s possible to coax potatoes and their relatives, like yams, into sprouting both roots underwater and leaves in the air.

Following leads from other scientists, Syntex made a modified progesterone derived from the yam, one designed to survive the digestive tract and have more biological activity than progesterone.

He called his college roommate, Sam Yam, who immediately got to coding; within months, their website, Patreon, was launched.

The sorbet was tangy and was a tad tart while in the main course the pepper in the yam croquette brought it to life.

But she didnae speak plain, ye maun understand; but yam-yammered, like a powny wi' the bit in its moo.

I carried a long stick, much longer than a waddy; perhaps it was a yam-stick—I cannot remember.

Taking a yam-stick as pointer, I would often draw roughly in the sand almost every animal in Nature.

It bears a long even-edged leaf about an inch wide; the taste somewhat resembled that of a yam.

Yams were in great abundance, very fine and large; one yam weighed above forty-five pounds.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to yam, such as: murphy, plant, spud, tater, and tuber.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.