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- noun A
cropgrown in the Andes, scientific name Tropaeolum tuberosum.
- noun A type of simple
fishing vesselfound on the coast of East Africa.
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The mashua is the root of a plant as yet unknown to botanists.
(Lepidium meyenii), a sweet, tangy delicacy in the highlands; mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum), a staple that requires little labor; mauka (Mirabilis expansa), a
As the mashua roots will not keep, they are not transported from the places in which they are grown, and, therefore, are not known in Lima.
The Indians use the mashua as a medicine: they consider it an efficacious remedy in cases of dropsy, indigestion, and dysentery.
Four kinds of tuberous plants are successfully cultivated in the Sierra; viz., the potatoe, the ulluco, the oca, and the mashua.