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

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Dioscorea opposita): 山藥山药 (shānyào)
  • (Ipomoea batatas):
Dialectal synonyms of 番薯 ("sweet potato")
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical 藷藇薯蕷薯藥山藷金薯玉枕薯
Taxonomic Taxonomic 甘薯
Mandarin Beijing 白薯
Jinan 地瓜
Xi'an 紅苕
Wuhan
Huanggang 甘薯
Chengdu 紅苕
Yangzhou 山芋
Hefei 山芋芋頭
Cantonese Guangzhou 番薯
Hong Kong 番薯
Taishan 番薯
Yangjiang 番薯
Gan Nanchang 蘿蔔薯
Hakka Meixian 番薯
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 番薯
Liudui (S. Sixian) 番薯
Hsinchu (Hailu) 番薯
Dongshi (Dabu) 番薯
Taiwanese Raoping 番薯
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 番薯
Jin Taiyuan 紅薯
Min Bei Jian'ou 番薯
Min Dong Fuzhou 番薯
Min Nan Xiamen 番薯
Taipei 番薯
Chaozhou 番薯番葛
Wu Suzhou 山芋山薯
Hangzhou 番芋
Wenzhou 番薯
Xiang Changsha 紅薯
Shuangfeng 紅薯

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