variants or less commonly
: 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, 2 Feb. 2018

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Word History


Spanish, from Quechua oqa

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oca was in 1604

Dictionary Entries Near oca

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“Oca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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