co·​co·​yam ˈkō-(ˌ)kō-yam How to pronounce cocoyam (audio)
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Examples of cocoyam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harvest maturing chayotes, cocoyams, dasheens and gourds. 49. Tom MacCubbin,, 30 Sep. 2017

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Word History


probably coco + yam

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cocoyam was in 1922

Dictionary Entries Near cocoyam

Cite this Entry

“Cocoyam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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