how to pronounce yam


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yam is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of yam in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… material a yam that grows in Mexico the …”

meanings of yam


  1. Home.
  2. Any climbing vine of the genus Dioscorea in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, usually cultivated.
  3. Taro.
  4. Potato.
  5. The edible, starchy, tuberous root of that plant, a tropical staple food.
  6. A oca; a tuber from the species Oxalis tuberosa.
  7. An orange-brown colour, like the flesh of the yam.
  8. A sweet potato; a tuber from the species Ipomoea batatas.


  1. Pronunciation spelling of am.


  1. A surname​.

yam frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word yam occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics yam can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that yam can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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