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

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Recent Examples on the Web Happiness is inky black beans and fried yuca, sliced thin so that every bite is crisp as a potato chip. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "The more Mexican, the merrier, with the arrival of Anafre," 26 Dec. 2019 Tribespeople provide for themselves by hunting, gathering and fishing, as well as cultivating crops such as manioc (cassava or yuca) and bananas, which are grown in large gardens cleared from the forest. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, "Teen in remote Amazonian tribe tests positive for coronavirus," 11 Apr. 2020 The family, with a household income of $16 a month, is surviving on yuca and plantains. Washington Post, "Locked up naked on a soiled mattress: Venezuela’s mental health nightmare," 28 Nov. 2019 The sandwich comes with fried yuca and a slurpable mojito sauce. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "El Cubano serving up soulful meats, soups and sides in West St. Paul," 8 Oct. 2019 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

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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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“Yuca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yuca. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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