Yam vs Yah - What's the difference?
As a noun yam
As a proper noun yah is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) inhame and (etyl) . The term was coined in .
(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 .
Careful use distinguishes yams (genus Dioscorea'') from sweet potatoes (''Ipomoea batatas ), while casual American use conflates these.
* Chinese yam
* purple yam
* wild yam
(West Cumbria) home.
An alternative pronunciation, akin to yeah.
(UK, India, South Africa) Yes.
- Yah , we did go along but it turned out the wedding was a load of nonsense.
From the pronunciation of “yes” which such people use.
(British, informal) An upper-class person, especially a Sloane Ranger.