Arracacia

noun Ar·ra·ca·cia \ˌarəˈkāsh(ē)ə\

Definition of Arracacia

  1. :  a genus of chiefly Mexican herbs (family Umbelliferae) having compound leaves, white flowers in umbels without an involucre, and a distinct stylopodium — see arracacha

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Origin and Etymology of arracacia

New Latin, from Spanish arracacha


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