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 for yam bean
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  yam bean
      n 1: twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible roots
           [syn: yam bean, potato bean, Pachyrhizus tuberosus]
      2: Central American twining plant with edible roots and pods;
         large tubers are eaten raw or cooked especially when young
         and young pods must be thoroughly cooked; pods and seeds also
         yield rotenone and oils [syn: yam bean, Pachyrhizus

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