- From Galibi Carib yuca ("cassava"). (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish, from Taino. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The yuca is the beet-like root of a little tree about ten feet high.”
“The only things they had to give in return were parrots and balls of cotton-yarn, besides cassava cakes, formed from the flour of a root called yuca, which they cultivated in their fields.”
“• 1 Mafe - A stew of chicken, fish, or lamb simmered in peanut butter sauce with vegetables such as yuca, yams, potatoes, carrots, or turnips.”
“She plans to use this loan to invest in her business running a small food stand selling rice, salads, beans, and staples such as yuca and plantains.”
“Loan Use: rice, salads, beans, and staples such as yuca and plantains to sell to her clients”
“Dine on fried yuca and fresh snapper at Puerto Sagua 700 Collins Ave., 305-673-1115, an understated diner-style restaurant with a traditional menu, long favored among South Beach locals for its authentic interpretations of Cuban cuisine.”
“A neighborhood institution formed in 1973, the Coop boasts 6,000 square feet crammed with everything from locally sourced salsa and arugula to yuca grown in Costa Rica and cheeses made in Europe.”
“Clean several yuca roots by removing the outer bark type layer, chop into chunks, boil like potatoes and remove any woody fibers after cooking.”
“I suppose most anything that can be done with potatoes or sweet potatoes should work equally as well for yuca, including scalloped yuca.”
“Mash the cooked yuca chunks with salt, white pepper, and with butter or olive oil previously heated with pressed garlic.”
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