yamp

noun

ˈyamp
variants or yampa or less commonly yampah
-mpə
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near yamp

Cite this Entry

“Yamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yamp. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!