Definition of Elephant yam
1. Noun. Putrid-smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber.
Geographical relationships: Philippines, Republic Of The Philippines
Generic synonyms: Aroid, Arum
Group relationships: Genus Amorphophallus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Elephant Yam
Literary usage of Elephant yam
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."