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wild yam

[W Car., various sp.; from their edible tubers) n. a plant: 1889 Rajania hastata (Gardner 357); Cissus sicyoides (ibid 373). 1905 Mauran­dia antirrhiniflora (Shattuck 263). 1920 Rajania microphylla (Britton 80). Cf. ROVING SAILOR (Black)

Tags: food, noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-11-24 22:09
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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