tuckahoe

noun
tuck·​a·​hoe | \ ˈtə-kə-ˌhō How to pronounce tuckahoe (audio) \

Definition of tuckahoe

1 : either of two arums (Peltandra virginica and Orontium aquaticum) of the U.S. with rootstocks used as food by American Indians
2 : the large edible sclerotium of a subterranean fungus (Poria cocos)

First Known Use of tuckahoe

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tuckahoe

Virginia Algonquian tockawhoughe

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“Tuckahoe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuckahoe. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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