The sorbet was tangy and was a tad tart while in the main course the pepper in the yam croquette brought it to life.
The block itself is the tuber of a sort of yam, which grows above ground instead of below.
The crops grown were the “taro,” “hue” (gourd), “uwhi” (yam), and “kumara.”
At this station, too, we came upon a curious tuber which seemed to be cousin to the yam and the Irish potato.
"I give you that," said Tute (Cook), and from that day this kind of yam was called the Kivi.
For a month or two before this the mother has been in the habit of giving it a slushy mess of yam to prepare it for solid food.
This name in modern dialects designates the yam and the potato.
The yam season being over, and the copra trade at a standstill, we gave up the cutter and settled for a while on shore.
It consisted of baked plantain and yam, and was smoking hot.
Many of them live for the remainder of the year on a kind of yam, which grows wild, and is called Erula root.
1580s, from Portuguese inhame or Spanish igname, from a West African language (cf. Fulani nyami "to eat;" Twi anyinam "species of yam"); the word in American and Jamaican English probably is directly from West African sources.