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yam Tweet Definition of yam Like Definition of yam on Facebook
noun
  1. The edible, starchy, tuberous root of any climbing vine of the genus Dioscorea, usually cultivated in the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
  2. (italbrac, Southern U.S.) A sweet potato.
  3. (Scottish) potato, Potato.
yarrow Tweet Definition of yarrow Like Definition of yarrow on Facebook
noun
  1. any of several pungent Eurasian herbs, of the genus Achillea, used sparingly in cooking
yew Tweet Definition of yew Like Definition of yew on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) A tree or shrub of the genus Taxus, with dark-green flat needle like leaves and seeds bearing red arils.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of the yew.
Quotations
  • 1786: To prevent a too great consumption of yew, bowyers were directed to make four bows of witch-hazel, ash or elm, to one of yew, and no person under seventeen years of age, unless possessed of moveables worth forty marks, of the son of parents having an estate of ten pounds per annum might shoot in an yew bow, under a penalty of 6s. 8d. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 37.
adjective
  1. Made from the wood of the yew tree.
ylang-ylang Tweet Definition of ylang-ylang Like Definition of ylang-ylang on Facebook
noun
  1. Alternative spelling of ylang ylang.
Yucca Tweet Definition of Yucca Like Definition of Yucca on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Yucca mountain.

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