yu·​ca | \ ˈyü-kə How to pronounce yuca (audio) \

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At Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Tajín garnishes esquites, a Mexican snack of stewed corn, served in mini batting helmets, while the cafe Tropicales in Houston dusts its yuca fries with the chile-lime salt. Daniela Galarza, New York Times, "‘Tajín Is a Lifestyle’: An Appreciation of the Mexican Seasoning Mix," 10 June 2019 In a bowl, toss the yuca chips with the Wild Game Rub and the cheese. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Chile-Cheese Yuca Chips," 5 June 2019 On Tuesdays and Fridays diners come for baho (yuca and steamed pork), on weekends for nacatamales (giant custard-soft tamales packed with meats and eggs). Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "The Mission’s best Mexican and Latin American restaurants," 17 June 2018 The Denton menu is relatively small, with a handful of empanada (both savory and sweet) and taco choices (for carnivores and vegetarians), a couple of sandwiches, yuca fries, daily specials and more, as well as aguas frescas, beer and wine drinks. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "A Denton fave is bringing its Latin American street food to Keller | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 May 2018 Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, walks away from the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. Washington Post, "Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints," 20 May 2018 Stacked high are yuca, yautia blanca, apio or celery root, malanga, and yampi root or mapuey. chicagotribune.com, "Secret Chicago: 40 of the city's best-kept mystery spots," 1 May 2018 At Havana Club things are a little more modern, and in addition to the lengthy main menu, Valenzuela offers an assortment of rotating specials, like the lechon con moros y yuca, only available on weekends. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Cuban Restaurants and Cafes in L.A.," 24 Apr. 2018 Arepas, pupusas, yuca frita, margaritas and sangria are just a few of the specialties. cleveland.com, "40 of Cleveland's best small restaurants and bars: 2018 guide," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of yuca

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yuca

New Latin jucca, from Taino yuca

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