[ yam-pee ]
/ ˈyæm pi /
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a vine, Dioscorea trifida, of South America, having large leaves and edible tubers.
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Also called cush-cush.
Origin of yampee
First recorded in 1790–1800; perhaps ultimately of West African origin; compare Vai (Mande language of Liberia and Sierra Leone) džambi “wild yam”
Words nearby yampee
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Example sentences from the Web for yampee
When I pointed to the fresh water, he said slowly and distinctly, "Yampee, Yampee."Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.|J Lort Stokes