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yautia

[you-tee-uh] /yaʊˈti ə/
noun
1.
a stemless plant, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, of the arum family, cultivated in tropical America for its tuberous, starchy root, cooked and eaten like potatoes.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < American Spanish < Taino
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yautia

/ˈjɔːtɪə/
noun
1.
any of several Caribbean aroid plants of the genus Xanthosoma, such as X. sagittifolium, cultivated for their edible leaves and underground stems
2.
the leaves or underground stems of these plants, which can be eaten as vegetables
Word Origin
C19: American Spanish, from Taino
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