Yam vs Yah - What's the difference?

yam | yah |


As a noun yam

is water.

As a proper noun yah is

.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

yam

English

(wikipedia yam)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) inhame and (etyl) . The term was coined in .

Noun

(en noun)
  • (botany) Any climbing vine of the genus Dioscorea in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, usually cultivated
  • The edible, starchy, tuberous root of that plant, a tropical staple food.
  • (US) A sweet potato; a tuber from the species Ipomoea batatas .
  • (Scotland) Potato.
  • Usage notes
    Careful use distinguishes yams (genus Dioscorea'') from sweet potatoes (''Ipomoea batatas ), while casual American use conflates these.
    Derived terms
    * Chinese yam * purple yam * wild yam * yamless

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (West Cumbria) home.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    yah

    English

    Etymology 1

    An alternative pronunciation, akin to yeah.

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (UK, India, South Africa) Yes.
  • Yah , we did go along but it turned out the wedding was a load of nonsense.

    Etymology 2

    From the pronunciation of “yes” which such people use.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, informal) An upper-class person, especially a Sloane Ranger.
  • Anagrams

    * * * English location adverbs ----