yautia


yau·tia

noun \ˈya-tē-ə\

Definition of YAUTIA

:  any of several aroid plants (genus Xanthosoma, especially X. sagittifolium) chiefly of tropical America with starchy edible shaggy brown tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes; also :  one of these tubers

Origin of YAUTIA

American Spanish yautía, from Taino
First Known Use: 1899

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