cocoyam

World English Dictionary
cocoyam (ˈkəʊkəʊˌjæm)
 
n
1.  either of two food plants of West Africa, the taro or the yantia, both of which have edible underground stems
2.  the underground stem of either of these plants
 
[C20: from cocoa + yam]

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cocoyam

noun
1. edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants [syn: taro
2. tropical starchy tuberous root [syn: taro
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