yampee

[yam-pee]
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noun

a vine, Dioscorea trifida, of South America, having large leaves and edible tubers.

Origin of yampee

First recorded in 1790–1800; perhaps ultimately of West African orig.; compare Vai (Mande language of Liberia and Sierra Leone) džambi wild yam
Also called cush-cush.
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