[ you-tee-uh ]
/ yaʊˈti ə /
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 American Spanish, from Taíno
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Example sentences from the Web for yautia
Mulap-ut ang sabaw sa útan nga sagúlan ug bisul, Vegetable soup thickens if yautia is stewed with it.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
British Dictionary definitions for yautia
/ (ˈjɔːtɪə) /
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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