Sinhala Dictionary definitions for yam

yam 🔊 /jæˈm/

yam : කන්ද

yam : අලය

yam definition

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.