oka

1
[oh-kuh]
noun
    1. Also called old oka.a former measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, equal to about 2.75 pounds (1.25 kilograms).
    2. Also called new oka.a modern measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, standarized as equal to the kilogram.
  1. a form unit of liquid measure, equal to about 1.33 U.S. liquid quarts (1.26 liters).
Also oke.

Origin of oka

1
1615–25; < Italian occa < Turkish okka < Arabic (compare ūquiyya) < Greek ounkíā; cognate with Latin uncia; see ounce1

oka

2
[oh-kuh]
noun
  1. oca.

Oka

[oh-kah; Russian uh-kah]
noun
  1. a river in the central Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NE to the Volga at Nizhni Novgorod. 950 miles (1530 km) long.

oca

or o·ka

[oh-kuh]
noun
  1. a wood sorrel, Oxalis tuberosa, of the Andes, cultivated in South America for its edible tubers.
  2. a tuber of this plant.

Origin of oca

1595–1605; < Spanish < Quechua oqa
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British Dictionary definitions for oka

oka

oke (əʊk)

noun
  1. a unit of weight used in Turkey, equal to about 2.75 pounds or 1.24 kilograms
  2. a unit of liquid measure used in Turkey, equal to about 1.3 pints or 0.75 litres

Word Origin for oka

C17: from Turkish ōqah, from Arabic ūqiyah, probably from Greek ounkia; perhaps related to Latin uncia one twelfth; see ounce 1

Oka

noun
  1. a brine-cured Canadian cheese

Word Origin for Oka

named after Oka, Quebec, where it is made at a monastery

oca

noun
  1. 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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