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arracacha

[ahr-uh-kah-chuh; Spanish ahr-rah-kah-chah] /ˌɑr əˈkɑ tʃə; Spanish ˌɑr rɑˈkɑ tʃɑ/
noun
1.
a perennial herb, Arracacia xanthorrhiza, of the parsley family, found in the Andes, having large, fleshy, edible roots.
2.
the root of this plant, eaten like potatoes.
Also called apio [ahpee-oh] /ˈɑpiˌoʊ/ (Show IPA), Peruvian carrot.
Origin of arracacha
1820-1825
1820-25; < Spanish < Quechua
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