Definition of Elephant yam

1. Noun. Putrid-smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elephant Yam

elephant-tusk
elephant bird
elephant birds
elephant ear
elephant in the corner
elephant in the room
elephant juice
elephant leg
elephant man's disease
elephant polo
elephant seal
elephant seals
elephant shrew
elephant shrews
elephant tree
elephant yam (current term)
elephantbird
elephantbirds
elephantdom
elephantfish
elephantfishes
elephanthood
elephantiac
elephantiases
elephantiasis neuromatosa
elephantiasis telangiectodes
elephanticide

Literary usage of Elephant yam

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1. Grammar of the Temne Language by Christian Frederick Schlenker (1864)
"... a calabash plant", pi. called fingers", pi. na-Iane. na-bos. ra-pol, ,,a fishing line", pi. na- ra-kuban, ,,a plant bearing the poi. elephant's yam", ..."

2. Journal of an Embassy from the Governor-general of India to the Courts of by John Crawfurd (1830)
"The natives, with some propriety, called it Fai-pun-chang, or the “elephant yam ;“ and informed us that it was capable of affording an esculent farina, ..."

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