yautia

yautia

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

Origin:
1900–05; < American Spanish < Taino

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yautia (ˈjɔːtɪə)
 
n
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
 
[C19: American Spanish, from Taino]

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