- Historical any of various roots and tubers, as of arum species, used as food by Algonquian peoples of Virginia
- a brown, massive, underground, basidiomycetous fungus (Poria cocos) producing an edible, carbohydrate substance
Origin: Virginia Algonquian tockawhoughe, type of arum root
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- Any of various plants or plant parts used by certain Native American peoples as food, especially the edible root of certain arums or the sclerotium of certain fungi.
- See arrow arum.
Origin: Of Virginia Algonquian origin.