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kumara

/ ˈkuːmərə /

noun

  1. a convolvulaceous twining plant, Ipomoea batatas, of tropical America, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fleshy yellow root
  2. the root of this plant


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kumara1

Māori
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Example Sentences

He inherits his exogamous class, say Bukhara, from his father, and he must marry a woman of Class Kumara.

Falling from the Grandsire's tank, is that world-sanctifying (stream), celebrated over the three worlds, called Kumara-Dhara.

With them joined the god of cultivated food, such as the kumara, and the god of food that grows wild—such as the fern-root.

Gradually the potato superseded amongst them the taro and fern-root, and even to some extent the kumara.

Amid these sorrowful surroundings the gods gather and anoint Kumara, thus consecrating him as their general.

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