[ahr-uh-kah-chuh; Spanish ahr-rah-kah-chah]


a perennial herb, Arracacia xanthorrhiza, of the parsley family, found in the Andes, having large, fleshy, edible roots.
the root of this plant, eaten like potatoes.

Origin of arracacha

1820–25; < Spanish < Quechua
Also called a·pi·o [ahpee-oh] /ˈɑpiˌoʊ/, Peruvian carrot. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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