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yautia

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noun yau·tia \ˈyau̇-tē-ə\

Definition of yautia

  1. :  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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