variants or olluco
plural -s
: an Andean plant (Ullucus tuberosus) of the family Basellaceae having a creeping stem that roots wherever it touches the ground and tuberous roots which are used in place of potatoes

Word History


American Spanish & Quechua; American Spanish ulluco, alluco, olluca, from Quechua ullucu

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“Ullucu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ullucu. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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