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ul·lu·co

 (o͞o-yo͞o′kō)
n. pl. ul·lu·cos
1. A twining perennial plant (Ullucus tuberosus) native to the Andes, bearing edible tubers.
2. The tuber of this plant.

[American Spanish, from Quechua ulluku.]
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Each year, I grow more than 300 vegetable varieties (potatoes, tomatoes, peas, lettuces, bambaras, ullucos, ocas and more) and tend more than 50 varieties of fruit, including 10 different apples, two pears, some rare cross-species fruits developed in the Ukraine in the 1920s, two types of pawpaws, six varieties of cornelian cherries, 10 varieties of grapes, six varieties of gooseberries, currants, and European strawberries (both red and white).