Definition of Dioscorea. Meaning of Dioscorea. Synonyms of Dioscorea

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Definition of Dioscorea

Dioscorea
Yam Yam (y[a^]m), n. [Pg. inhame, probably from some native name.] (Bot.) 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. Chinese yam, a plant (Dioscorea Batatas) with a long and slender tuber, hardier than most of the other species. Wild yam. (a) A common plant (Dioscorea villosa) of the Eastern United States, having a hard and knotty rootstock. (b) An orchidaceous plant (Gastrodia sesamoides) of Australia and Tasmania.
Dioscorea
Dioscorea Di`os*co"re*a, n. [NL. Named after Dioscorides the Greek physician.] (Bot.) A genus of plants. See Yam.

Meaning of Dioscorea from wikipedia

- Dioscorea is a genus of over 600 species of flowering plants in the family Dioscoreaceae, native throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions of...
- Dioscorea alata, also known as purple yam, ube, or greater yam, among many other names, is a species of yam (a tuber). The tubers are usually a vivid...
- Dioscorea bulbifera (commonly known as the air potato, air yam, aerial yam, bitter yam, ch****y yam, potato yam and parsnip yam) is a species of true yam...
- Dioscorea ****onica, known as East Asian mountain yam, yamaimo, or ****anese mountain yam, is a type of yam (Dioscorea) native to ****an (including Ryukyu...
- Dioscorea communis or Tamus communis is a species of flowering plant in the yam family Dioscoreaceae and is commonly known as black bryony, lady's-seal...
- Dioscorea villosa is a species of a twining tuberous vine that is native to eastern North America commonly known as wild yam, colic root, rheumatism root...
- Dioscorea polystachya or Chinese yam (Chinese: 山药), also called cinnamon-vine, is a species of flowering plant in the yam family. It is sometimes called...
- Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers. Yams are perennial herbaceous vines...
- Dioscorea elephantipes, the elephant's foot or Hottentot bread, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Dioscorea of the family Dioscoreaceae, native...
- Dioscorea mexicana, Mexican yam or cabeza de negro is a species of yam in the genus Dioscorea. Dioscorea mexicana is a caudiciform dioscorea having either...
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