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

  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.

Origin of arracacha

First recorded in 1820–25; from Spanish, from Quechua
  • Also called a·pi·o [ah-pee-oh], /ˈɑ piˌoʊ/, Peruvian carrot .

Words Nearby arracacha Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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