tuckahoe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tuckahoe perennial herb of the eastern United States having arrowhead-shaped leaves and an elongate pointed spathe and green berries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tuckahoe (Bot) A curious vegetable production of the Southern Atlantic United States, growing under ground like a truffle and often attaining immense size. The real nature is unknown. Called also Indian bread, and Indian loaf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tuckahoe [capitalized] An inhabitant of lower Virginia.
    • n tuckahoe The poor land in lower Virginia.
    • n tuckahoe Formerly, either of the plants the Virginia wake-robin, Peltandra undulata (P. Virginica, once Arum Virginicum), and the golden-club, Orontium aquaticum, both aquatics with deep fleshy and starchy rootstocks, which, rendered edible by cooking, were used by the Indians of Virginia as food.
    • n tuckahoe A subterranean fungus, Pachyma Cocos, otherwise known as Indian bread, Indian head, and Indian loaf, found widely in the southern United States. It grows in light loamy soils on old roots as a saprophyte, or perhaps a parasite. Its size, form, and barklike exterior give it the outward appearance of a cocoanut; within it presents a compact white mass without apparent structure. When first taken from the ground, it is moist and yielding; but in drying the white substance becomes very hard, cracking from within. It is entirely tasteless, insoluble in water, without starch, and is composed in large measure of pectose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tuckahoe tuk′a-hō an edible but tasteless underground fungus growing as a saprophyte on the roots of the trees in the southern United States—also called Indian bread.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
North American Indian, bread

Usage

In literature:

I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland.
"The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave" by Frederick Douglass
All this hurry, noise, and singing was very different from the stillness of Tuckahoe.
"My Bondage and My Freedom" by Frederick Douglass
Quaker meeting houses were built at Cape May, Galloway, Tuckahoe, and Great Egg.
"The Quaker Colonies" by Sydney G. Fisher
Mr. Stewart has a farm at Tuckahoe, where the invalid horses are kept, and where much of their provender is raised.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Mr. Francis C. Kellett Tuckahoe, N.Y. * Mr. Maitland Kempson Toronto, Canada.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915" by Various
Perhaps the quarry at Tuckahoe would leave you no other want than that of a workman.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Two years on barren Chincoteague, and two in Tuckahoe?
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
It's Tuckahoe, not Cohee.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Tuckahoe, a flag-like swamp plant, with an enormous root system, was their favorite hot weather forage.
"Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Lyman Carrier
Wilson visited a tree containing a nest of a Wood or Summer Duck, on the banks of Tuckahoe river, New Jersey.
"Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography [July 1897]" by Various
A piece of the island behind the wharf broke loose and sank into the bay with a suddenness that put the Tuckahoe in dire peril.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
The tuckahoe-root, during the summer, was an important article of diet in marshy places.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
MRS. MARTHA FOOTE CROW, Tuckahoe, New York City.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
I was born in what is called Tuckahoe, on the eastern shore of Maryland, a worn-out, desolate, sandy region.
"Child Life in Prose" by Various
DOUGLASS, Frederick, American lecturer and journalist, was born at Tuckahoe, in Maryland, about 1817.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
An example of this is given on page 105, showing the garden at Tuckahoe.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
The only massacre in Tuckahoe ever committed by the savages took place in the summer of 1778.
"History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley" by U. J. (Uriah James) Jones
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In poetry:

Or I guess it is a uniform hieroglyphic,
And it means, Sprouting alike in broad zones and narrow
zones,
Growing among black folks as among white,
Kanuck, Tuckahoe, Congressman, Cuff, I give them the
same, I receive them the same.
"A child said, What is the grass?" by Walt Whitman

In news:

I srael is not especially known for its desserts, but you might want to give an Israeli treat a try at the new Martine's Fine Bake Shoppe (10 Fisher Ave, Tuckahoe 914-346-8650).
The 25-acre cemetery on Tuckahoe Road is the newest of the 14 cemeteries managed by the Diocese of Camden.
Second 'first day' for Tuckahoe students.
Crews begin cleaning up fire damage at Tuckahoe Elementary School.
View full size Photo provided Historic Tuckahoe .
The Latest Town News in Tarrytown, Yonkers, Briarcliff Manor, Tuckahoe , and Mamaroneck.
Class C Boys basketball (Mechanicville vs Tuckahoe ) Live replay.
A closer look at the Mechanicville- Tuckahoe matchup.
Tuckahoe : Sky Williams (Sr. Jordan McBride (Sr. Tuckahoe : The Tigers hold the distinction of scoring at least 100 points in three straight games earlier this season.
A Tuckahoe Bistro Thinks Bigger.
Students pose for Tuckahoe Tennis Kick-Off.
Construction worker Brian Dillon speaks to the Daily News at his Tuckahoe.
Tuckahoe Elementary School was closed for repairs in November when a spark fell from a light, starting a fire and causing severe smoke damage .
Second ' first day ' for Tuckahoe students.
Bedford, Bronxville, Greenburgh, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Mamaroneck, Scarsdale and Tuckahoe also have begun mulching the leaves in their parks.
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