\mˈaʃjuːə], \mˈaʃjuːə], \m_ˈa_ʃ_j_uː_ə]\
Definitions of MASHUA
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(S.) A tuberous root, of a flat, pyramidal shape, which is cultivated and cooked like the potato by the Serranos of Peru. It is watery and insipid, but nevertheless is much eaten by them. The Indians use the mashua as a medicine in dropsy, dyspepsia, and dysentery. The plant is unknown to botanists.-Tschudi.
By Robley Dunglison
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