山芋

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Chinese[edit]

mountain; hill Colocasia antiquorum
simp. and trad.
(山芋)

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Noun[edit]

山芋

  1. Dioscorea opposita, a type of yam
  2. Ipomoea batatas, sweet potato, kumara

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Japanese[edit]

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山芋 (yamaimo): a variety of yamaimo for sale in a grocery.
Kanji in this term
やま
Grade: 1
いも
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(yama, mountain) +‎ ‎(imo, tuber, potato).[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

山芋 ‎(hiragana やまいも, romaji yamaimo)

  1. Dioscorea japonica, a type of yam

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9