plural -s
: a canna (Canna edulis) with rootstocks bearing edible tubers from which an arrowroot is made

Word History


American Spanish, from Quechua

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of achira was in 1831

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“Achira.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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