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jicama

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noun ji·ca·ma \ˈhē-kə-mə\

Definition of jicama

  1. :  an edible starchy tuberous root of a tropical American vine (Pachyrhizus erosus) of the legume family that is eaten raw or cooked



Origin and Etymology of jicama

Mexican Spanish jícama, from Nahuatl xīcamatl


First Known Use: circa 1909


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