ullucu

noun
ullu·​cu | \ üˈyü(ˌ)kü \
variants: or olluco \ ōˈyü(ˌ)kō \
plural -s

Definition of ullucu

: 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

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History and Etymology for ullucu

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 28 May. 2022.

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