yamswortel

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Etymology[edit]

genitive (using -s) of yam (from English, itself from a West African language, plausibly from the Bantu nyam-'food'; cognate with Spanish (i)ñame, igname, Portuguese inhame, Italian ignami, French igname, German igname, yam, jam etc.) + wortel 'root'

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Noun[edit]

yamswortel m ‎(plural yamswortels, diminutive yamsworteltje n)

  1. The edible root of a yam
  2. A plant which produces it, i.e. any vine of genus Dioscorea

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