yamp

noun \ˈyamp\
variants: or

yampa

less commonly

yampah

\-mpə\

Definition of yamp

plural

-s

  1. :  either of two western North American plants of the genus Carum (C. gairdneri and C. kelloggii) with fleshy edible roots —called also squawroot — see indian potato — compare caraway

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Origin and Etymology of yamp

of Shoshonean origin; akin to Shoshoni yampa yamp, Ute yampä


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