salsilla

noun
sal·​sil·​la | \ salˈsilə \
plural -s

Definition of salsilla

: a tropical American plant of the genus Bomarea especially : one (as B. salsilla or B. edulis) with edible roots that are sometimes boiled and used as a substitute for potatoes

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History and Etymology for salsilla

New Latin salsilla (specific epithet of Bomarea salsilla), from feminine of salsillus salty, from Latin salsus salted, from past participle of sallere to salt

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“Salsilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salsilla. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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