1. [ noun ] (botany) a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
Synonyms: groundnut_vine Indian_potato wild_bean Apios_americana Apios_tuberosa groundnut
Related terms: vine Apios groundnut
2. [ noun ] (botany) twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible roots
Synonyms: Pachyrhizus_tuberosus yam_bean
Related terms: vine Pachyrhizus
3. [ noun ] (botany) nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
Synonyms: wild_bean groundnut
Related terms: tuber groundnut
Similar spelling:   potato_beetle