yam bean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yam bean Central American twining plant with edible roots and pods; large tubers are eaten raw or cooked especially when young and young pods must be thoroughly cooked; pods and seeds also yield rotenone and oils
    • n yam bean twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible roots
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Usage

In literature:

If one has sufficient land to raise a few beans, plantains and yams, and can catch a few fish, his wants are supplied.
"The Moving Picture Boys at Panama" by Victor Appleton
Numbers of hogs are reared, and some parts of the main, especially Barus, are supplied from hence with yams, beans, and poultry.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
The commonest produce of the country so far was sweet potatoes or yams, and negro beans.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
Their diet consists principally of pickled pork and corn bread, rice, hominy, beans, peas, potatoes, yams, pumpkins and turnips.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Various kinds of food are prepared, consisting chiefly of beans and yams.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
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In news:

Candied Yams and Green Beans Recipes.
Candied Yams and Green Beans Recipes.
HUMPERDINKS The Thanksgiving meal features turkey, stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans amandine, cranberry sauce and a choice of pecan or pumpkin pie for dine-in or takeout.
You have ice topped with brown sugar and lychees and corn and red beans and purple yams.
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