oca

or o·ka

[oh-kuh]
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noun

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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oca

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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