Etymology: From inhame and íame, possibly from the (Fula.) nyami, ("to eat"). The term was coined in w:1657, 1657.
- The edible, starchy, tuberous root of any climbing vine of the genus Dioscorea, usually cultivated in the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
- (italbrac, Southern U.S.) A sweet potato.
- (Scottish) potato, Potato.
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