arracacha

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

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.

Origin of arracacha

1
First recorded in 1820–25; from Spanish, from Quechua
  • Also called a·pi·o [ah-pee-oh], /ˈɑ piˌoʊ/, Peruvian carrot .

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