achi·​ra | \ ə-ˈchir-ə \
plural -s

Definition of achira

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

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First Known Use of achira

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for achira

American Spanish, from Quechua

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“Achira.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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