1545–55; < Spanish, said to be < Carib

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Also called manioc or yuca cattle: noun: cows and oxen.
The boatmen munched their left-over yuca, which to the forest dweller is the staff of life.
Also, a project of producing ethanol from yuca was diverted into a yuca flour project due to the uncertainty of the yuca supply.
Step two: bury the foraged things-yuca, squashes, eggs-in the ash.
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