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yam

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yam(
yahm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (vegetable)
a. el ñame
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I'm going to bring candied yams to the potluck.Voy a llevar ñames caramelizados a la cena.
This Peruvian dish has fish, yam, and corn in it.Este plato peruano tiene pescado, ñame y maíz.
b. la batata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I prefer yucca to yams with my steak.Prefiero la yuca a la batata con mi bistec.
c. el camote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
My mother bakes the best yams for Thanksgiving.Mi madre hornea el mejor camote para el Día de Acción de Gracias.
d. el boniato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Would you like your mashed yams with a little cinnamon?¿Le gustaría su puré de boniato con un poco de canela?
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yam
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (vegetable)
a. el ñame
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (sweet potato)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la batata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
b. el boniato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. el camote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
yam [jæm]
noun
ñame (m); (sweet potato) batata (f); camote (m); (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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