oca

or o·ka

[ oh-kuh ]
/ ˈoʊ kə /

noun

a wood sorrel, Oxalis tuberosa, of the Andes, cultivated in South America for its edible tubers.
a tuber of this plant.

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Origin of oca

1595–1605; < Spanish < Quechua oqa
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oca

/ (ˈəʊkə) /

noun

any of various South American herbaceous plants of the genus Oxalis, cultivated for their edible tubers: family Oxalidaceae

Word Origin for oca

C20: via Spanish from Quechua okka
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