tuck·​a·​hoe ˈtə-kə-ˌhō How to pronounce tuckahoe (audio)
: either of two arums (Peltandra virginica and Orontium aquaticum) of the U.S. with rootstocks used as food by American Indians
: the large edible sclerotium of a subterranean fungus (Poria cocos)

Word History


Virginia Algonquian tockawhoughe

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuckahoe was in 1612

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“Tuckahoe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuckahoe. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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