arracacha

noun

ar·​ra·​ca·​cha
ˌarəˈkachə,
ˌärəˈkä-
variants or less commonly arracach
ˌ⸗⸗ˈkach,
ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗
plural arracachas also arracaches
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Spanish arracacha, aracacha, from Quechua rakkácha

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“Arracacha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arracacha. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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