Definition of oca in English:


Syllabification: o·ca
Pronunciation: /ˈōkə


  • A South American plant related to wood sorrel, long cultivated in Peru for its edible tubers.
    • Oxalis tuberosa, family Oxalidaceae
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    • The potato was also of great importance and, with its related tubers oca and ulluco, provided crops which were protected from the frost, hail, and storms.
    • Cultivated oca has an important place in the diets and farming systems of rural communities in the Andean highlands.
    • Several families were harvesting bright yellow oca (a sweet potato).


early 17th century: from American Spanish, from Quechua ócca.

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