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yuca

[yuhk-uh]
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noun
  1. cassava.
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Origin of yuca

1545–55; < Spanish, said to be < Carib
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Examples from the Web for yuca

Historical Examples

  • It is then dried and roasted in the same way as the other yuca.

    The Putumayo, The Devil's Paradise

    Walter Hardenburg

  • The yuca is the beet-like root of a little tree about ten feet high.

  • There is no bread on the Napo; the nearest approach to flour is yuca starch.

  • After our long days work we had fish and yuca, and water to which had been added a little raw cane sugar.

  • Finally the trail ended in a long, dark tunnel, larger and higher than the one through which they had passed on the way to Yuca.

    The Inca Emerald

    Samuel Scoville