arracacha

[ ahr-uh-kah-chuh; Spanish ahr-rah-kah-chah ]
/ ˌɑr əˈkɑ tʃə; Spanish ˌɑr rɑˈkɑ tʃɑ /

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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Origin of arracacha

1820–25; < Spanish < Quechua
Also called a·pi·o [ahpee-oh] /ˈɑpiˌoʊ/, Peruvian carrot.
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