Definition of mashua in English:

mashua

(also mashwa)

noun

  • A perennial climbing nasturtium, Tropaeolum tuberosum (family Tropaeolaceae), which bears tubers and is grown as a food crop in Peru, Chile, and Bolivia. Also called añu, ysaño.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From Peruvian Spanish mashua from Quechua maswa.

Pronunciation

mashua

/ˈmaswə//maˈʃuːə/