yautia

noun
yau·​tia | \ ˈyau̇-tē-ə How to pronounce yautia (audio) \

Definition of yautia

: any of several aroid plants (genus Xanthosoma, especially X. sagittifolium) chiefly of tropical America with starchy edible shaggy brown tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes also : one of these tubers

Examples of yautia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That combination of yautia and green banana with the sofrito and crab in alcapurrias is unmistakably earthy and robust, salty crispness balanced by delicate seafood. New York Times, 22 Mar. 2021 My father cooked his with beef, corn and noodles; my mom with chicken breasts, lean pork and sweet plantains; my grandmother with beef, pork on the bone and yautia. New York Times, 22 Mar. 2021 Fritters such as alcapurrias de jueyes — a blend of green banana and yautia, stuffed with delicate crab — hark back to Loíza, a town on the northeastern coast with rich African ancestry. New York Times, 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of yautia

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yautia

American Spanish yautía, from Taino

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5 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Yautia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yautia. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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