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Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers. [1]

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Academic publishing

Academic publishing is the subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and scholarship.

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Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.

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African American

African American, also referred to as Black American or Afro-American, is an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Amala (food)

Àmàlà is a Nigerian food made out of yam flour and/or cassava flour.

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Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres.

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In botany, a bulb is a short stem with fleshy leaves or leaf bases that function as food storage organs during dormancy.

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The Caribbean (or; Caribe; Caraïben; Caribbean Hindustani: कैरिबियन (Kairibiyana); Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles) is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean), and the surrounding coasts.

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Manihot esculenta, with common names cassava, Brazilian arrowroot, manioc, and tapioca, is a woody shrub of the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, native to South America.

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Central Africa

Central Africa is a core region of the African continent which includes Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda.

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Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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Combined oral contraceptive pill

Combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP), often referred to as the birth control pill or colloquially as "the pill", is a birth control method that includes a combination of an estrogen (estradiol) and a progestogen (progestin).

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In economics, a commodity is a marketable item produced to satisfy wants or needs.

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Convolvulaceae, known commonly as the bindweed or morning glory family, is a family of about 60 genera and more than 1,650 species of mostly herbaceous vines, but also trees, shrubs and herbs.

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A corm, bulbo-tuber, or bulbotuber is a short, vertical, swollen underground plant stem that serves as a storage organ used by some plants to survive winter or other adverse conditions such as summer drought and heat (estivation).

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Cortisone (or; 17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone) is a 21-carbon steroid hormone.

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A cultivarCultivar has two meanings as explained under Formal definition. When used in reference to a taxon, the word does not apply to an individual plant but to all those plants sharing the unique characteristics that define the cultivar.

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Dietary fiber

Dietary fiber or roughage is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants.

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Dioscorea is a genus of over 600 species of flowering plants in the family Dioscoreaceae, native throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world.

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Dioscorea alata

Dioscorea alata, known as purple yam and many other names, is a species of yam, a tuberous root vegetable.

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Dioscorea bulbifera

Dioscorea bulbifera, the air potato, is a species of true yam in the yam family, Dioscoreaceae.

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Dioscorea cayennensis subsp. rotundata

Dioscorea cayennensis subsp.

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Dioscorea composita

Dioscorea composita or barbasco is a species of yam in the genus Dioscorea, native to Mexico.

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Dioscorea esculenta

Dioscorea esculenta, commonly known as the Lesser Yam, is a yam species, but with a smaller corm than most other yams.

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Dioscorea opposita

Dioscorea opposita (nagaimo, Chinese yam, Korean yam) is a name commonly used for two plants correctly known as Dioscorea polystachya and Dioscorea oppositifolia.

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Dioscorea trifida

Dioscorea trifida is a species of flowering plant in the family Dioscoreaceae.

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Dioscorea villosa

Dioscorea villosa is a species of a twining tuberous vine that is native to eastern North America.

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Dioscoreaceae is a family of monocotyledonous flowering plants, with about 750 species in eight or nine genera.

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Diosgenin, a steroid sapogenin, is the product of hydrolysis by acids, strong bases, or enzymes of saponins, extracted from the tubers of Dioscorea wild yam, such as the Kokoro.

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Drying (food)

Drying is a method of food preservation in which food is dried (dehydrated or desiccated).

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Egusi seeds are fat- and protein-rich seeds of certain cucurbitaceous (squash, melon, gourd) plants.

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Elaeis is a genus of palms containing two species, called oil palms.

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Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity.

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Estrogen or oestrogen (see spelling differences) is the primary female sex hormone and is responsible for development and regulation of the female reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics.

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European cuisine

European cuisine, or alternatively Western cuisine, is a generalised term collectively referring to the cuisines of Europe and other Western countries,.

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Flowering plant

The flowering plants (angiosperms), also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants.

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO; French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, Italian: Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l'Alimentazione e l'Agricoltura) is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

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French fries

French fries (American English), chips, fries, finger chips, or French-fried potatoes are batons of deep-fried potato.

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Fufu (variants of the name include foofoo, fufuo, foufou) is a staple food of many countries in Africa and the Caribbean.

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Fula language

The Fula Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh language, also known as Fulani (Fula: Fulfulde, Pulaar, Pular; Peul) is a non-tonal language spoken as various closely related dialects, in a continuum that stretches across some 20 countries of West and Central Africa.

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Glucose is a sugar with the molecular formula C6H12O6.

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Glycemic index

The glycemic index or glycaemic index (GI) is a number associated with a particular type of food that indicates the food's effect on a person's blood glucose (also called blood sugar) level.

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Guyana (pronounced or), officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America.

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Halo-halo ("mixed together") is a popular Filipino dessert with mixtures of shaved ice and evaporated milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans, jello and fruits.

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Hawaii (locally,; Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent U.S. state to join the United States, having joined on August 21, 1959.

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Herbaceous plant

An herbaceous plant (in American botanical use simply herb) is a plant that has leaves and stems that die down at the end of the growing season to the soil level.

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Hot sauce

Hot sauce, also known as chili sauce or pepper sauce refers to any spicy sauce condiment made from chili peppers and other ingredients.

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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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Invasive species

An invasive species is a plant or animal that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species); and has a tendency to spread, which is believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy and/or human health.

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Ipomoea is the largest genus in the flowering plant family Convolvulaceae, with over 500 species.

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Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

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Ketchup, or catsup, is a table sauce.

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Kokoro (vegetable)

Kokoro is a variety of Dioscorea rotundata yam that are abundant in Western Nigeria, Benin and Togo.

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Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac; syn. A. rivieri; Japanese: 蒟蒻/菎蒻; こんにゃく; konnyaku; 곤약; gonyak), also known as konjak, konjaku, konnyaku potato, devil's tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm, or elephant yam (though this name is also used for A. paeoniifolius), is a plant of the genus Amorphophallus.

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Kwashiorkor is a form of severe protein–energy malnutrition characterized by edema, irritability, anorexia, ulcerating dermatoses, and an enlarged liver with fatty infiltrates.

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Latin America

Latin America is a region of the Americas that comprises countries where Romance languages are predominant; primarily Spanish and Portuguese, but also French.

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Loyalty Islands

The Loyalty Islands (Îles Loyauté) are an archipelago in the Pacific.

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Magical thinking

Magical thinking is the attribution of causal relationships between actions and events which seemingly cannot be justified by reason and observation.

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Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia.

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The Maldives (or;, officially the Republic of Maldives; ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ Dhivehi Raa'jeyge Jumhooriyya) is a sovereign island country and archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

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Manganese is a chemical element with symbol Mn and atomic number 25.

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Maré Island

Maré Island (Île Maré) is the second-largest of the Loyalty Islands, in the archipelago of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.

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Matoke, (also known as matooke, ebitookye in south western Uganda, and ibitoke in Rwanda) is the fruit of a variety of starchy banana, commonly referred to as cooking bananas.

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A meatball is ground or minced meat rolled into a small ball, sometimes along with other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, minced onion, eggs, butter and seasonings.

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Monocotyledons, also known as monocots, are plants whose seeds typically contain only one embryonic leaf, or cotyledon.

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Morning glory

Morning glory (also written as morning-glory) is the common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae, whose current taxonomy and systematics are in flux.

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Mucilage is a thick, gluey substance produced by nearly all plants and some microorganisms.

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The nematodes or roundworms constitute the phylum Nematoda.

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New Caledonia

New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie)Previously known officially as the "Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies" (Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances), then simply as the "Territory of New Caledonia" (French: Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie), the official French name is now only Nouvelle-Calédonie (Organic Law of 19 March 1999, article 222 IV — see). The French courts often continue to use the appellation Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.

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New World

The New World is one of the names used for the Western Hemisphere, specifically the Americas (including nearby islands such as those of the Caribbean and Bermuda).

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New Yam Festival of the Igbo

The New Yam Festival of the Igbo people (Orureshi in the idoma area, Iwa ji, Iri ji or Ike ji, depending on dialect) is an annual cultural festival by the Igbo people held at the end of the rainy season in early August.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Oceania (Pronunciation: The New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998) ISBN 0-19-861263-X — p.1282 "Oceania /ˌəʊsɪˈɑːnɪə, -ʃɪ-/". or), also known as Oceanica, is a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean.

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Okinawa Prefecture

is the southernmost prefecture of Japan.

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Olhuala is a type of yam grown on the island atoll of Fuvahmmulah, Maldives (olhuala is a word from the Dhivehi language).

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Oxalate (IUPAC: ethanedioate) is the dianion with the formula C2O42−, also written (COO)22−.

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Oxalis tuberosa

Oxalis tuberosa (Oxalidaceae) is a perennial herbaceous plant that overwinters as underground stem tubers.

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Palaver sauce

Palaver sauce or Palava sauce or Plasas is a type of stew widely eaten in West Africa, including Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

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Perennial plant

A perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years.

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The Philippines (Pilipinas), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Potassium is a chemical element with symbol K (derived from Neo-Latin kalium) and atomic number 19.

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The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum L. The word "potato" may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber.

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Pregnenolone (3β-hydroxypregn-5-en-20-one), also known as P5, is an endogenous steroid hormone.

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Progesterone (abbreviated as P4), also known as pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, is an endogenous steroid and progestogen sex hormone involved in the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and embryogenesis of humans and other species.

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Purdue University

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system.

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Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with annual rainfall between.

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Rishiri Island

is an island in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan.

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Sapogenins are the aglycones, or non-saccharide, portions of the family of natural products known as saponins.

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Serer language

Serer, sometimes called Serer-Sine "Serer proper" (Seereer-Siin, etc.) after its prestige dialect, is a language of the Senegambian branch of Niger–Congo spoken by 1.2 million people in Senegal and 30,000 in the Gambia.

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is a Japanese distilled beverage.

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the ''Lion City'', the ''Garden City'', and the ''Red Dot'', is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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South America

South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Staple food

A staple food, sometimes simply referred to as a staple, is a food that is eaten routinely, and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a standard diet in a given population, supplying a large fraction of the needs for energy-rich materials and generally a significant proportion of the intake of other nutrients as well.

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Starch or amylum is a carbohydrate consisting of a large number of glucose units joined by glycosidic bonds.

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A steroid is a type of organic compound that contains four cycloalkane rings arranged in a characteristic configuration.

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Sweet potato

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the family Convolvulaceae.

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A tannin (also known as vegetable tannin, natural organic tannins, or sometimes tannoid, i.e. a type of biomolecule, as opposed to modern synthetic tannin) is an astringent, bitter plant polyphenolic compound that binds to and precipitates proteins and various other organic compounds including amino acids and alkaloids.

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Taro (US) is a common name for several plants in the Araceae family which are used as vegetables for their corms (thickened underground stems), leaves, and leaf-stems (petioles).

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Thiamine, thiamin or vitamin B1, named as the "thio-vitamine" ("sulfur-containing vitamin") is a vitamin of the B complex.

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Traditional medicine

Traditional medicine (also known as indigenous or folk medicine) comprises knowledge systems that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine.

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Tubers are various types of modified plant structures that are enlarged to store nutrients.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV), is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

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A vine (Latin vīnea "grapevine", "vineyard", from vīnum "wine") in the narrowest sense is the grapevine (Vitis), but more generally it can refer to any plant with a growth habit of trailing or scandent (that is, climbing) stems or runners.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid, or simply ascorbate (the anion of ascorbic acid), is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E refers to a group of compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols.

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is a traditional Japanese confectionery which is often served with tea, especially the types made of mochi, anko (azuki bean paste), and fruits.

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West Africa

West Africa, also called Western Africa and the West of Africa, is the westernmost subcontinent of Africa.

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West African cuisine

West African cuisine encompasses a diverse range of foods that are split between its 16 countries.

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Wet season

The rainy season, or monsoon season, is the time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs.

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Wolof language

Wolof is a language of Senegal, the Gambia, and Mauritania, and the native language of the Wolof people.

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Yam or YAM may refer to.

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