salsilla


salsilla
noun
1. tropical vine having pink-and-yellow flowers spotted purple and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; West Indies to northern South America
Syn: ↑Bomarea edulis
Hypernyms: ↑vine
Member Holonyms: ↑Bomarea, ↑genus Bomarea
2. tropical vine having umbels of small purple flowers and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; Colombia
Syn: ↑Bomarea salsilla
Hypernyms: ↑vine
Member Holonyms: ↑Bomarea, ↑genus Bomarea

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\\salˈsilə\ noun (-s)
Etymology: New Latin salsilla (specific epithet of Bomarea salsilla), from feminine of salsillus salty, from Latin salsus salted, from past participle of sallere to salt
: a tropical American plant of the genus Bomarea; especially : one (as B. salsilla or B. edulis) with edible roots that are sometimes boiled and used as a substitute for potatoes

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • salsilla — as. dim. de salsa , en latín ensalada. (nom. f.) Potaje a base de habas verdes agua, aceite, sal, cebolla y clara de huevo al que se agrega la yema batida con vinagre y hierbabuena …   Diccionario Jaén-Español

  • salsilla — sal·sil·la …   English syllables

  • Bomarea salsilla —   Bomarea salsilla …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bomarea salsilla — noun tropical vine having umbels of small purple flowers and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; Colombia • Syn: ↑salsilla • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Bomarea, ↑genus Bomarea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bomarien — Bomarea multiflora Systematik Klasse: Bedecktsamer (Magnoliopsida) Monokotyledonen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Bomarea —   Bomarea …   Wikipedia Español

  • Бомарея — Соцветие бомареи многоцветковой …   Википедия

  • Bomarea edulis — ? Бомарея эдулис …   Википедия


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