Definition of Dioscorea batata
1. Noun. Hardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubers.
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Literary usage of Dioscorea batata
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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"Solanum tuberosum, the common potato, is a nightshade of the same order, but of a different natural family, and the dioscorea batata« of Decaisne is a ..."
2. Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (1860)
"The root grows much as the dioscorea batata does in depth. Cold docs not injure the root. For forage it has that advantage in dry soil. ..."
3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1859)
"I am much pleased with the dioscorea batata, and are very desirous of seeing it succeed. Its excellent quality, beautiful appearance when I cooked, ..."
4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1871)
"Bed 22 (0-2385 of au acre) contains some patches of red clover, Jersey cabbages, yams (dioscorea batata), and turnips, all of which are vigorous and healthy ..."