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yautia

[ you-tee-uh ]
/ yaʊˈti ə /
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noun
a stemless plant, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, of the arum family, cultivated in tropical America for its tuberous, starchy root, cooked and eaten like potatoes.

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Origin of yautia

First recorded in 1900–05; from Latin American Spanish, from Taíno

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British Dictionary definitions for yautia

yautia
/ (ˈjɔːtɪə) /

noun
any of several Caribbean aroid plants of the genus Xanthosoma, such as X. sagittifolium, cultivated for their edible leaves and underground stems
the leaves or underground stems of these plants, which can be eaten as vegetables

Word Origin for yautia

C19: American Spanish, from Taino
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