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1. (Plants) any of several Caribbean aroid plants of the genus Xanthosoma, such as X. sagittifolium, cultivated for their edible leaves and underground stems
2. (Cookery) the leaves or underground stems of these plants, which can be eaten as vegetables
[C19: American Spanish, from Taino]
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(yaʊˈti ə)

n., pl. -ti•as.
any of various stemless plants of the genus Xanthosoma, esp. X. sagittifolium, cultivated in tropical America for their tuberous, starchy roots.
[1900–05; < American Spanish < Taino]
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Noun1.yautia - tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoesyautia - tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Xanthosoma, Xanthosoma - tropical American tuberous perennials
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