cocoyam

noun
co·​co·​yam | \ˈkō-(ˌ)kō-yam \

Definition of cocoyam 

1 : taro

2 : yautia

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Harvest maturing chayotes, cocoyams, dasheens and gourds. 49. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "October gardening calendar," 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of cocoyam

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cocoyam

probably coco + yam

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