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

Examples of yuca in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My favorite meal was the chicken burger with sriracha aioli and yuca fries. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 25 June 2024 The exhaustive menu features seafood soup, a variety of steak plates, and must-get yuca croquettes. Kayleigh Ruller, Charlotte Observer, 24 June 2024 Its variations are almost endless, including ones based on rice flour, yuca flour or masa harina, for different calibrations of density and loft. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 5 June 2024 Brazilian Savory Snack Sampler (flavors: chicken and cheese, cheese, cheese and corn, yuca and beef): $6 small, $9 large. Grace Tucker, The Enquirer, 23 May 2024 Empanadas, yuca bread and frozen yogurt are now available at a new restaurant at The Shops at The Winnifred: YAY Yogurt and Yuca. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 17 Apr. 2024 His labor-intensive yuca tostadas, which take two days to make, are offered two ways at Si! Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Recipes are organized in chapters by ingredient — corn, rice, potatoes, poultry, yuca, plantains, beans, squash, cacao and more — to highlight the essential elements that tie the diversity of dishes and flavors together. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2023 Lincoln logs of cake, made with yuca and coconut, arrive on a plate that’s dusted with powdered sugar and filled out with a royal purple scoop of ube ice cream sprinkled with coconut. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023

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Word History


New Latin jucca, from Taino yuca

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yuca was in 1555

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“Yuca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yuca. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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