nsalsillatropical vine having pink-and-yellow flowers spotted purple and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; West Indies to northern South America
nsalsillatropical vine having umbels of small purple flowers and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; Colombia
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nsalsillaA name of several plants of the genus Bomarea, yielding edible tubers. B. edulis is cultivated in the West Indies, its root being eaten like the potato; it is diaphoretic and diuretic. Other species, as B. Salsilla, are natives of the Peruvian Andes, and are pretty twining plants with showy flowers.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
nSalsillasal-sil′a one of several species of Bomarea, with edible tubers.