Sinhala Dictionary definitions for yam
yam 🔊 /jæˈm/
yam : කන්ද
yam : අලය
Noun. A large, esculent, farinaceous tuber of various climbing plants of the genus Dioscorea; also, the plants themselves. Mostly natives of warm climates. The plants have netted-veined, petioled leaves, and pods with three broad wings. The commonest species is D. sativa, but several others are cultivated.