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Answer for the clue "Sweet spud", 3 letters:
yam

Alternative clues for the word yam

Orange vegetable

Starchy tuber

Sweet potato

Thanksgiving dish

Thanksgiving serving

Edible 6-Down

Verb for Popeye

Tasty tuber

November dish

Candied vegetable

Part of the verb "to be," to Popeye

Thanksgiving side dish

Starchy food

Orange dish

Often-candied vegetable

Candied holiday serving

Starchy staple of Africa

Nigerian food staple

Verb from Popeye

Thanksgiving vegetable

Candied vegetable at Thanksgiving

West African vegetable

Thanksgiving staple

Cassava lookalike

Common ingredient in Nigerian cuisine

Starchy vegetable

Candied Thanksgiving food

Side dish that's sometimes mashed

Any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots

Sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked

"I ___ what I . . . ": Popeye

Camote

Kind of bean or tree

Devil's-bones

Nigerian staple

Albee character

Barbasco

Candied side dish

Thanksgiving tuber

Starchy dish

Dixie veggie

Edible root

Candied comestible item

Dixie favorite

Turkey dinner item

A tuber

Tuber

"Fam and ___," Albee play

Word definitions for yam in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ He walks down the Stroud Green Road, past the halal shops and the yam shops. ▪ It would probably be more fun than listening to some self-deceiving gilgul spin her miserable yam . ▪ Make the oven baking even more efficient by...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Yam \Yam\ (y[a^]m), n. [Pg. inhame, probably from some native name.] (Bot.) A large, esculent, farinaceous tuber of various climbing plants of the genus Dioscorea ; also, the plants themselves. Mostly natives of warm climates. The plants have netted-veined,...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context botany English) Any climbing vine of the genus ''Dioscorea'' in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, usually cultivated. 2 The edible, starchy, tuberous root of that plant, a tropical staple food. 3 (context US English) A sweet...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1580s, igname (current form by 1690s), from Portuguese inhame or Spanish igname , from a West African language (compare Fulani nyami "to eat;" Twi anyinam "species of yam"); the word in American and Jamaican English probably is directly from West African...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. edible tuber of any of several yams any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots [syn: yam plant ] sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked edible tuberous root of various yam plants...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Yam or YAM may refer to:

Usage examples of yam.

This human cargo represents a weight of about twenty tons, which is equivalent to that of thirty persons, two boars, three sows, twelve piglets, thirty fowls, ten dogs, twenty rats, a hundred balled or potted breadfruit and banana plants, and twelve tons of watergourds, seeds, yams, tubers, coconuts, adzes and weapons.

While Brown went to fetch some wild yams, Minarii kindled a fire, Seated several stones, and dropped them into a calabash of water, which began to boil at once.

Eggs were then dropped in till the calabash was full, and the yams hastily scraped and roasted on the coals.

My zealous body-servant brought from the house a calabash of poee-poee, half a dozen young cocoanuts--stripped of their husks--three pipes, as many yams, and me on his back a part of the way.

As they sat around her kitchen table, the old lady served them pork grillades over cheese grits with sides of collard greens, black-eyed peas, and buttered yams.

That night all but one of the nine men had their throats cut in their sleep and ended up the next day headless and laid out like pigs on mumu fires with yams and tubers.

She could help Israel build a Negev Canal, and Israel could give her Mediterranean bases at Haifa and Nahal Yam.

Pepper and some other spices flourish, and the soil with but a little cultivation produces rice wet and dry, tapioca, gambier, sugar-cane, coffee, yams, sweet potatoes, cocoa, sago, cotton, tea, cinchona, india rubber, and indigo.

Yam and could not help feeling he looked indecent with all those silver twiddly works showing.

Hawkers with trays around their necks were selling rice-cakes, yakitori, baked yams, steamed buns, and alcoholic drinks.

There he was given roast yam, fish and coconut, and assigned his own palm-thatched hut where for days he slept, waking only to eat and sleep again.

His right hand swatted the fist out of the way like a kitten batting at a ball of yam.

Heaps of wild yams, white starchy breadroots, and potatolike groundnuts boiled gently in skin pots slung over fires.

And lower down the great forest trees arch over it, and the sunbeams trickle through them, and dance in many a quiet pool, turning the far-down sands to gold, brightening majestic tree-ferns, and shining on the fragile polypodium tamariscinum which clings tremblingly to the branches of the graceful waringhan, on a beautiful lygodium which adorns the uncouth trunk of an artocarpus, on glossy ginger-worts and trailing yams, on climbers and epiphytes, and on gigantic lianas which, climbing to the tops of the tallest trees, descend in vast festoons, many of them with orange and scarlet flowers and fruitage, passing from tree to tree, and interlacing the forest with a living network, while selaginellas and lindsayas, and film ferns, and trichomanes radicans drape the rocks in feathery green, along with mosses scarcely distinguishable from ferns.

Winding picturesquely among the trees, well-worn trails led to the Goat-House, to the western slope where Williams lived, to the Aute Valley where the principal gardens of the cloth-plant had been laid out, to the yam and sweet-potato patches and plantain walks, to the rock cisterns Christian had insisted on building in case of drought, to the Rope, and to the saw pit, still used occasionally when someone was in need of plank.