Definition of Cocoyam

1. Noun. Edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants.

Exact synonyms: Dasheen, Eddo, Taro
Group relationships: Colocasia Esculenta, Dalo, Dasheen, Taro, Taro Plant
Generic synonyms: Root



2. Noun. Tropical starchy tuberous root.
Exact synonyms: Dasheen, Edda, Taro, Taro Root
Generic synonyms: Root Vegetable
Substance meronyms: Poi
Group relationships: Colocasia Esculenta, Dalo, Dasheen, Taro, Taro Plant

Definition of Cocoyam

1. Noun. An edible root of either the taro or malanga. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cocoyam

1. a tropical tuber [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cocoyam

cocopan
cocopans
cocopeat
cocoplum
cocoplums
cocos
cocoswood
cocotte
cocottes
cocounsel
cocounseled
cocounseling
cocounselled
cocounselling
cocounsels
cocoyam (current term)
cocoyams
cocozelle
cocozelles
cocreate
cocreated
cocreates
cocreating
cocreation
cocreational
cocreations
cocreator
cocreators
cocrystal
cocrystallisation

Literary usage of Cocoyam

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1. Soil Degradation: A Threat to Developing-country Food Security by 2020? by Sara J. Scherr (1999)
"... and cocoyam yields would drop to zero in the humid lowlands of Costa Rica. White and Jickling (1994) evaluated soil erosion effects in the humid, ..."

2. Analysis of Trends and Projections of Food Production and Consumption in by Leonardo A. Paulino, J. S. Sarma (1988)
"Absolute declines in the area under cocoyam, groundnuts, and yams were ... In the case of cocoyam, overall production declined at more than 10.0 percent a ..."

3. Agricultural Expansion and Pioneer Settlements in the Humid Tropics by Walther Manshard, William B. Morgan (1988)
"Before this division, the harvest from cover crops such as plantain and cocoyam is shared equally, usually after sales, between the landowner and the farmer ..."

4. Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to by Richard R. Wilk (2006)
"Some combination of locally produced cassava, plantain, green bananas, cocoyam and sweet potatoes is boiled in a single pot with imported white potatoes, ..."

5. Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to by Richard R. Wilk (2006)
"Some combination of locally produced cassava, plantain, green bananas, cocoyam and sweet potatoes is boiled in a single pot with imported white potatoes, ..."

6. Agricultural Research Policy in Nigeria by Francis Sulemanu Idachaba (1980)
"The Rivers State document emphasizes raising the low yields of yams, cassava, cocoyam, and maize, which implies that the bulk of the research allocation was ..."

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