oca

noun
\ ˈō-kə How to pronounce oca (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of oca

: either of two South American wood sorrels (Oxalis crenata and O. tuberosa) cultivated for their edible tubers also : the tuber of an oca

Examples of oca in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The site, as well as Nichols, also offered a tuber known as oca. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Yacon, ulluco, skirret: Here are some exotic tubers worth trying in your Alaska garden," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of oca

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oca

Spanish, from Quechua oqa

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“Oca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oca. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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