[ woh-kuhs ]
/ ˈwoʊ kəs /
a yellow pond lily, Nuphar polysepalum, of northwestern North America, having heart-shaped leaves and cup-shaped flowers.
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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Sometimes wo·kus .
Origin of wocas
1875–80, Americanism; earlier, its seeds <Klamath wokas; compare woksʔam the name of the plant
Words nearby wocas
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