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Definition of "yautia" []

  • Any of several Caribbean aroid plants of the genus Xanthosoma, such as X. sagittifolium, cultivated for their edible leaves and underground stems (noun)
  • The leaves or underground stems of these plants, which can be eaten as vegetables (noun)
  • An edible plant commonly found in the Caribbean: Xanthosoma sagittifolium, new cocoyam. (noun)

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Use "yautia" in a sentence
  • "Also known as malangá in Cuba and yautia in Puerto Rico, it belongs to the same family as taro."
  • "• Reintroduce such starchy vegetables and tubers as calabaza, yuca (cassava root or manioc), potatoes, taro, arracache, yams (ñame), and yautia, in small amounts and one by one."
  • "Taro is sometimes confused with malanga, yautia, and cocoyam, tubers of a number of New World tropical species in the genus Xanthosoma, which are also arums protected by oxalate crystals."
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