- The wild potato, the arrow arum, Peltandra virginica.
The poor Tuckahoe, however, when he purchased land in Washington County, or the Shenandoah, or in Rowan, seems to have left behind him, not only his worn-out fields and his tumbledown house, but his wasteful methods.
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Origin of tuckahoe
- Of Virginia Algonquian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Powhatan tockawhoughe. The "person" sense implies that such a person was so poor as to be reduced to eating the root.