kumara

kumera

/ (ˈkuːmərə) /

noun NZ

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

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Word Origin for kumara

Māori
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