yuca

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English[edit]

A box of raw yuca

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Galibi Carib yuca (cassava).

Noun[edit]

yuca (countable and uncountable, plural yucas)

  1. Cassava
  2. cassava root

Usage notes[edit]

Do not confuse this plant with yucca.

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Taíno [Term?].

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʝuka/, [ˈɟ͡ʝu.ka]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈʃuka/, [ˈʃu.ka]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʒuka/, [ˈʒu.ka]

Noun[edit]

yuca f (plural yucas)

  1. yucca plant
  2. cassava