- a wood sorrel, Oxalis tuberosa, of the Andes, cultivated in South America for its edible tubers.
- a tuber of this plant.
Origin of oca
1595–1605; < Spanish < Quechua oqa
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This oca is a tuberous root, of an oval shape and pale red colour, but white inside.Popular Adventure Tales
On February 10, a dove (the male) was observed building a nest in a large banyan tree at Oca Point.
On this date a bird was seen to carry food into a hollow tree at Oca Point.
He received his surname from the Via del Oca, which contained the residence of his obscure parents.
This oca is a tuberous root (Oxalis tuberosa), of an oval shape and pale red colour, but white inside.The Forest Exiles
- any of various South American herbaceous plants of the genus Oxalis, cultivated for their edible tubers: family Oxalidaceae
C20: via Spanish from Quechua okka
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