Translation of yam in Spanish:


ñame, n.

Pronunciation /jam//jæm/


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    (plant, vegetable)
    ñame masculine
    • Wives help their husbands plant yams and harvest corn, beans, and cotton.
    • Although the terms are often used interchangeably, a true yam and a sweet potato not only belong to different families, but they also stem from different continents.
    • Men clear the bush and plant the yams with the help of the women and the children.
    • Some 2,000 years ago, crops such as bananas, yams, rice, and coconuts reached east Africa from southeast Asia.
    • They also grow corn, yams, millet, sorghum, beans, wheat, buckwheat, fruit, cotton, tobacco, peanuts, sun-flowers, and other crops.
    • To escape the fighting, his family fled from their village on the coast to live in the interior where they survived on wild yams, opossums and edible ferns.
    • I have to contend with Thai-roasted pheasant with sweet yams and shitake mushrooms, balanced precariously on a writhing pepper and black bean sauce.
    • Some yams produce many small tubers, no larger than potatoes.
    • Meanwhile, Jamaican cuisine in general has been getting lighter and more healthful, relying less on coconut oil and starchy yams, cassava, and breadfruit.
    • As Lihirian women were not participants in traditional exchanges, the model they work with is that of the male lineage or clan leader who is the organiser at feasts and takes on the main role of distributor of pigs and yams.
    • While the country's fertile highlands yield staple foods like yams and cereal grains, the semi-arid lowlands are largely rocky.
    • In Kitava, food staples included cultivated tubers (e.g., yams, sweet potatoes, taro); less fish was consumed in Kitava than in Atafu.
    • Most people support themselves through subsistence farming, growing rice, yams, cassava, bananas, and palm oil nuts.
    • Trucks selling yams, widely used as a tonic, can be seen along the provincial highway in Nantou County.
    • Interviews with villagers who have gardens in the same areas but do not report smaller yams or poor crops yielded another interpretation.
    • Oh, and they replaced knowledgable produce staff with people who couldn't tell me the difference between a sweet potato and a yam.
    • The bacon wrapping permeated the meat beautifully, and the rich wine peppercorn sauce, yams, broccoli and potato were fine accompaniments.
    • In certain regions corn, rice, groundnuts, vegetables, and yams are cultivated.
    • A severe drought killed the first four hundred yams that he had planted from his own stores of a small crop the previous year.
    • And the vegetables began where the pawpaw ended: yams, potatoes, onions, garlic.
    • Betel nuts, coconuts, rice, yams and the xylophone stretch right across west Africa, but had Indonesian origins.
    • The staple food is the sweet potato, introduced from Indonesia about 300 years ago; other crops are yams, bananas, taro, sugar cane and greens of various kinds.
    • Niueans cultivate both root crops such as talo, yams, and tapioca, and tree crops such as coconut, breadfruit, papaya, and mango, as well as bananas.
    • This is where Governor Arthur Phillip planted his big yams, creating Australia's first veggie patch 200 years ago.
    • Their gardens yielded arrow-root, beans, cassava, cucumbers, melons, maize, and yams; for fruit they cultivated the guava, mammee, papaw and star-apple.
    • True yams are a starchy tuber that is a staple crop in many parts of the tropics; they are seldom grown in the United States.
    • Forest crops, such as plantain, cassava, cocoyam, and tropical yams, predominate in the south.
    • They grow wet rice and dry-field crops (cassava, corn, yams, peanuts, and soybeans).
    • They also grow taro and yams, bananas, ginger, tobacco and colorful cucumbers.
    • The fertile soil of the valleys produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including citrus, sugarcane, watermelons, bananas, yams, and beans.
    • Within the Eurasian-African trading system, some plants and animals had been moved from their native ranges during ancient and classical times (horses, yams, bananas, rice).
    • In many countries, it is cultivated for its starchy tubers, sometimes called air potatoes or Chinese yams.
    • The traditional Polynesian foodstuffs of taro (a starchy root), yams, and breadfruit were not well adapted for cultivation on the temperate islands of New Zealand.
    • Traditional rural staples are sweet potatoes, manioc, yams, corn, rice, pigeon peas, cowpeas, bread, and coffee.
    • Average life expectancy is 54; malaria, yellow fever and other diseases are rampant; and much of the population is engaged in subsistence farming of rice, yams and bananas.
    • Truth be told, yams are an entirely different vegetable - one grown in Africa and Asia - that has absolutely no relation to sweet potatoes.
    • The tuber from the wing-stalked yam is a valuable source of diosgenin.
    • Other agricultural products include bananas, coconuts, yams, and sugar cane.
    • In Côte d' Ivoire, grains such as millet, maize, and rice and tubers such as yams and cassava make up most meals.
    • After the Week of Peace, Okonkwo and his family prepared their fields and planted their yams.
    • These exotic products include lychees, fresh coriander, orca, pak choi, fresh curry leaves and unusual vegetables such as yams, daikon and bitter gourd.
    • ‘APPALAMS’, RICE, eggs, potatoes, yams, bottle guards and tamarind are not only edibles.
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