山芋

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Chinese[edit]

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

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山芋

  1. (dialectal Mandarin, dialectal Gan, Huizhou, dialectal Jin, Wu) sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas)
  2. (Yinchuan) potato
  3. (literary or Wenzhou) taro
  4. (Sichuan) taro grown on dry land
  5. (Taiwanese Hokkien) Alocasia odora (elephant ear)
  6. Alternative name for 薯蕷薯蓣 (shǔyù, “Chinese yam; Dioscorea polystachya”).

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Japanese[edit]

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja
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

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Etymology[edit]

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

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山芋 (やまいも) (yamaimo)

  1. Dioscorea japonica, a type of yam

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  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