co·​co·​yam | \ ˈkō-(ˌ)kō-yam How to pronounce cocoyam (audio) \

Definition of cocoyam

1 : taro
2 : yautia

Examples of cocoyam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harvest maturing chayotes, cocoyams, dasheens and gourds. 49. Tom Maccubbin,, "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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“Cocoyam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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