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

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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“Yautia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yautia. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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