malanga

noun

ma·​lan·​ga mə-ˈläŋ-gə How to pronounce malanga (audio)
1
: taro
2
: yautia

Examples of malanga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, chayote, cherry tomatoes, dasheen, malanga, okra, roselle, southern peas, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, sweet potatoes and yard-long beans. 4. Tom MacCubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 26 May 2018 Vegetables: Calabaza, chayote, cherry tomato, collards, dasheen, lima bean, snap bean, Malabar spinach, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, hot pepper, roselle, Seminole pumpkin, Southern pea, sweet potato, tamarillo, yam and yard-long bean. 4. Tom MacCubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 28 Apr. 2018 Stacked high are yuca, yautia blanca, apio or celery root, malanga, and yampi root or mapuey. chicagotribune.com, 1 May 2018 Akra: These fritters are made from grated and fried malanga, a root vegetable similar to potato. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, 30 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

American Spanish

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of malanga was in 1853

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“Malanga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malanga. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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