noun tuck·a·hoe \ˈtə-kə-ˌhō\

Definition of tuckahoe

  1. 1 :  either of two arums (Peltandra virginica and Orontium aquaticum) of the U.S. with rootstocks used as food by American Indians

  2. 2 :  the large edible sclerotium of a subterranean fungus (Poria cocos)

Origin and Etymology of tuckahoe

Virginia Algonquian tockawhoughe

First Known Use: 1612

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