Origin of yuca
1545–55; < Spanish, said to be < Carib
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Examples from the Web for yuca
It is then dried and roasted in the same way as the other yuca.The Putumayo, The Devil's Paradise
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.The Andes of Southern Peru
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