arracacha

noun
ar·​ra·​ca·​cha | \ ˌarəˈkachə, ˌärəˈkä- \
variants: or less commonly arracach \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈkach , ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗ \
plural arracachas also arracaches\ Sp arracacha , aracacha , fr‧ Quechua rakkácha \

Definition of arracacha

: a tropical American perennial herb (Arracacia xanthorrhiza or A. esculenta) that is related to the carrot and is cultivated in the uplands of northern and western South America for its edible root

called also apio, Peruvian carrot

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“Arracacha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arracacha. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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