Definition of cush-cush in English:

cush-cush

(also cush-cush yam)

noun

  • 1A tropical American yam that produces a number of tubers on each plant.

    Also called yampee
    • ‘The main drawback of this system is that the high purity of the juice in the cush-cush is recirculated through the mill module.’
    1. 1.1 The edible tuber of the cush-cush plant, eaten as a vegetable.
      • ‘They include the white yam, the sweet yam, the finger yam (with long finger-like protuberances), and the brownish-red-skinned cush-cush.’

Origin

Late 19th century: perhaps ultimately of African origin.

Pronunciation

cush-cush

/ˈko͝oSH ˌko͝oSH/