noun Etymology: American Spanish yautía, from Taino Date: 1899 any of several aroid plants (genus Xanthosoma, especially X. sagittifolium) chiefly of tropical America with starchy edible shaggy brown tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes; also one of these tubers

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  • yautia — [you tē′ə] n. [AmSp yautía < Taino] 1. the starchy tuber of any of various tropical plants (genus Xanthosoma) of the arum family, cultivated for food in tropical America; malanga 2. this plant …   English World dictionary

  • Yautia — Yau*ti a, n. [Native name in the Antilles.] In Puerto Rico, any of several araceous plants or their starchy edible roots, which are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes, as the taro. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yautía — f. P. Rico. Planta arácea cuyos tubérculos son comestibles …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • yautía — ► sustantivo femenino América Central y Meridional BOTÁNICA Planta herbácea arácea, cuyos tubérculos son comestibles. (Xanthosoma.) * * * yautía (de or. caribe) f. Cualquier *planta arácea del género Xanthosoma; como la Xanthosoma sagittifolium,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • yautia — strėlialapė ksantosoma statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių šeimos daržovinis, krakmolinis augalas (Xanthosoma sagittifolium), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Arum sagittifolium; Caladium sagittifolium; Xanthosoma… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • yautia — tamsialapė ksantosoma statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Xanthosoma violaceum), paplitęs Centrinėje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Xanthosoma violaceum angl. black malanga; blue ape;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • yautia — /yow tee euh/, n. a stemless plant, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, of the arum family, cultivated in tropical America for its tuberous, starchy root, cooked and eaten like potatoes. [1900 05; < AmerSp < Taino] * * * …   Universalium

  • yautia — noun An edible plant commonly found in the Caribbean. Syn: Xanthosoma sagittifolium …   Wiktionary

  • Yautia — Xanthosoma (S) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • yautia — yau·tia …   English syllables

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