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jicama

[ hee-kuh-muh, hik-uh- ]

noun

  1. the large, edible, tuberous root of a tropical American plant, Pachyrhizus erosus, of the legume family, eaten as a vegetable either raw or boiled.


jicama

/ xɪkama; dʒɪˈkɑːmə /

noun

  1. a pale brown turnip with crisp sweet flesh, originating in Mexico


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Word History and Origins

Origin of jicama1

1900–05; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl xīcama, xīcamatl

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Word History and Origins

Origin of jicama1

C17: from Mexican Spanish jícama , from Nahuatl xicama

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