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arracacha

[ ahr-uh-kah-chuh; Spanish ahr-rah-kah-chah ]
/ ˌɑr əˈkɑ tʃə; Spanish ˌɑr rɑˈkɑ tʃɑ /
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noun
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.
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Also called a·pi·o [ah-pee-oh], /ˈɑ piˌoʊ/, Peruvian carrot .

Origin of arracacha

First recorded in 1820–25; from Spanish, from Quechua

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