yuca

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English[edit]

A box of raw yuca

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Galibi Carib yuca (cassava).

This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “Doesn’t seem to be any such word in Galibi Carib; the usual word for yuca is kijere (cf. cognates at Maquiritari kiyede), and sweet yuca is jupo, with other kinds including anèto, awasipo, kamira, kararawaimo, kumerèpo, kunikunìpo, manatỳpo, patakaipo, pitiruwi, tùkuma, waranupo, wararùpo…

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.

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

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