- 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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- 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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