cocoyam

/ (ˈkəʊkəʊˌjæm) /

noun

either of two food plants of West Africa, the taro or the yantia, both of which have edible underground stems
the underground stem of either of these plants

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Word Origin for cocoyam

C20: from cocoa + yam
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