Definition of Dioscorea alata

1. Noun. Grown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh.

Exact synonyms: Water Yam, White Yam
Generic synonyms: Yam, Yam Plant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dioscorea Alata

Dionaea muscipula
Dione
Dionean
Dionysia
Dionysiac
Dionysian
Dionysius
Dionysius the Elder
Dionysos
Dionysus
Diophantine
Diophantine equation
Diophantine equations
Diophantus
Dior
Dioscorea alata
Dioscorea batata
Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea elephantipes
Dioscorea paniculata
Dioscorea trifida
Dioscoreaceae
Dioscuri
Diospyros
Diospyros ebenum
Diospyros kaki
Diospyros kurzii
Diospyros lotus
Diospyros virginiana
DipIT

Literary usage of Dioscorea alata

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1. The Origins of Invention: A Study of Industry Among Primitive Peoples by Otis Tufton Mason (1895)
"The uhi or yam (dioscorea alata) was cultivated with much care. On the sides of hills and banks terraces were formed of mixed rich earth and decayed leaves. ..."

2. The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India by Robert Montgomery Martin (1838)
"Al l of them that I have seen cultivated may perhaps be included under the dioscorea alata of Encyclopedic, although I am persuaded that there are several ..."

3. Tropical Agriculture: A Treatise on the Culture, Preparation, Commerce and by Peter Lund Simmonds (1889)
"The species chiefly preferred in the West Indies are the negro or red yam (Dioscorea alata), the afou or Guinea yam (D. aculeata), the buck yam i(D. ..."

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