noun ji·ca·ma \ˈhē-kə-mə\

Definition of jicama

  1. :  an edible starchy tuberous root of a tropical American vine (Pachyrhizus erosus) of the legume family that is eaten raw or cooked

Origin and Etymology of jicama

Mexican Spanish jícama, from Nahuatl xīcamatl

First Known Use: 1602

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