Cocoyam Definition

noun

New cocoyam: Xanthosoma, particularly Xanthosoma sagittifolium, or the edible root of that plant; malanga.

Wiktionary

Old cocoyam: Colocasia esculenta; taro.

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Other Word Forms of Cocoyam

Noun

Singular:
cocoyam
Plural:
cocoyams

Origin of Cocoyam

  • coco +"Ž yam, because old cocoyam was planted in coconut groves and resembled yams. New cocoyam was so named because it resembled old cocoyam.

    From Wiktionary

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