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
Xi'an 紅苕
Wuhan
Huanggang 甘薯
Yangzhou 山芋
Chengdu 紅苕
Hefei 山芋芋頭
Jinan 地瓜
Cantonese Taishan 番薯
Guangzhou 番薯
Hong Kong 番薯
Yangjiang 番薯
Gan Nanchang 蘿蔔薯
Hakka Dongshi (Dabu) 番薯
Taiwanese Raoping 番薯
Meixian 番薯
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 番薯
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 番薯
Hsinchu (Hailu) 番薯
Liudui (S. Sixian) 番薯
Jin Taiyuan 紅薯
Min Bei Jian'ou 番薯
Min Dong Fuzhou 番薯
Min Nan Chaozhou 番薯番葛
Taipei 番薯
Xiamen 番薯
Wu Hangzhou 番芋
Suzhou 山芋山薯
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