- Also called old oka.a former measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, equal to about 2.75 pounds (1.25 kilograms).
- Also called new oka.a modern measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, standarized as equal to the kilogram.
a form unit of liquid measure, equal to about 1.33 U.S. liquid quarts (1.26 liters).
Origin of oka1
< Italian occa
< Turkish okka
) < Greek ounkíā;
cognate with Latin uncia;
a river in the central Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NE to the Volga at Nizhni Novgorod. 950 miles (1530 km) long.
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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British Dictionary definitions for oka
a unit of weight used in Turkey, equal to about 2.75 pounds or 1.24 kilograms
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
a brine-cured Canadian cheese
Word Origin for Oka
named after Oka, Quebec, where it is made at a monastery
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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