What does the word yam mean?

Usage examples for yam

  1. The only thing wanting was that staple of the Yoruba people, the yam. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  2. They next proceeded to Christian, who was working at his yam- plot, and shot him. – The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences by Sir John Barrow
  3. And when Blair suggested the idea to Ra'a and the others, and offered to assist them in laying out taro fields and yam plantations, he was met in the same way. – White Fire by John Oxenham