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wild yam


Definitions from WordNet

Noun wild yam has 1 sense
  1. wild yam, Dioscorea paniculata - having a rhizome formerly dried and used to treat rheumatism or liver disorders
    --1 is a kind of vine
    --1 is a member of Dioscorea, genus Dioscorea

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Wild Yam


Wild Yam refers to a plant species, scientifically known as Dioscorea villosa, that is indigenous to North America. It belongs to the Dioscoreaceae family and is widely recognized for its medicinal properties. It has a tuberous root that is often utilized in herbal remedies due to its beneficial effects on various health conditions.


  1. Noun:

    A type of plant with tuberous roots, known for its medicinal properties.

    Example Sentence:

    The herbalist recommended consuming wild yam extract to alleviate muscle cramps.

  2. Adjective:

    Describing something related to or resembling the plant wild yam.

    Example Sentence:

    She bought a jar of wild yam cream, hoping it would soothe her skin irritation.

  3. Verb:

    To gather or harvest wild yam from its natural habitat.

    Example Sentence:

    The indigenous tribe has been traditionally wild yam for centuries to make herbal remedies.

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