from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A perennial plant (Oxalis tuberosa) of the high Andes, grown for its edible tubers.
- n. The tubers of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Peruvian name for certain species of Oxalis (O. crenata, and O. tuberosa) which bear edible tubers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Peruvian name for certain species of Oxalis (Oxalis crenata, and Oxalis tuberosa) which bear edible tubers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of two plants of the genus Oxalis, O. crenata and O. tuberosa, found in western South America.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers
Stevenson ( "Travels in South America," vol. ii., p. 55) says, a root called the oca is cultivated in several of the colder provinces of
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
"oca," Guapo had gathered a bunch of the roots, and placed them on the back of his llama.
Native to the Andean Highlands of South America and discovered around the same time as the potato, oca, pronounced "oh-KAH" is of the genus Oxalis tuberosa and considered to be one of the lost crops of the ancient Incas.
Re: Could be the oca tuber, a native of the Andes ...
Looking somewhat like a stubby wrinkled carrotlike vegetable, cherry red oca offers a very agreeble flavor that has a just right balance between sweet and slightly acidic.
Re: [kimpatsu_hekigan] Could be the oca tuber, a native of the Andes ...
Sr. Google will yield many more results by searching on oca tuber red ...
O que é realmente incrível é que uma pesquisa no google sobre a terra oca revela que ainda há quem acredite piamente nesta ideia.
International Herald Tribune | Outlandish theories: Kings of the hollow world Umberto Eco, semiologista de referência e autor bem conhecido, aproveita a crítica a um livro sobre ideias que já tiveram validade científica para não deixar cair em esquecimento as bizarras teorias sobre a terra oca.
Mais do que um artigo sobre a terra oca, este texto do Eco contém uma muito bem-vinda recomendação para um dos melhores livros que li este ano, _Banvard's Folly_ do americano Paul Collins.
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