Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given by the natives of western South America to several kinds of plants with tuberous roots, and especially to a species of the umbelliferous genus Arracacia, A. esculenta, which is extensively cultivated in the Andes, and has become naturalized in Jamaica.

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  • noun A South American plant grown as a root vegetable, Arracacia xanthorrhiza

Etymologies

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From Spanish, from Quechua.

Examples

  • Yucca, arracacha, potato and platano all together, repeated and with rice added to the main dish and desert.

    Around the Colombian family’s kitchen table « Unknowing

  • In the fields he found unfamiliar foods: tree tomatoes, taro, and arracacha roots, new varieties of beans and maize.

    One River

  • In the fields he found unfamiliar foods: tree tomatoes, taro, and arracacha roots, new varieties of beans and maize.

    One River

  • Sweet manioc was grown, as well as native root crops such as arracacha and xanthosoma.

    One River

  • Root crops include: achira (Canna edulis), containing a starch with unusually large grains; ahipa (Pachyrhizus ahipa), a legume whose sweet roots remain crunchy even after cooking; arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza, pictured), carrot-like roots that can be boiled as a table vegetable; maca

    12: Seeds and germplasm

  • Sweet manioc was grown, as well as native root crops such as arracacha and xanthosoma.

    One River

  • Chica, an alcoholic beverage made from maize in Peru since pre-Hispanic times, also is produced from potato, oca (Oxalis tuberosa), arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza), maca (Lepidium evenii), and other Incan crops that science has almost totally neglected.

    1 Upgrading Traditional Biotechnological Processes

  • A strain of arracacha virus B has been found to infect the plant, though no vector has been identified, and mycoplasma-like bodies have been found in seriously diseased material.

    Chapter 24

  • Reduction of losses during the marketing of arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza).

    Chapter 8

  • Rainfall-arracacha requires a moderate, evenly-distributed rainfall of at least 60 cm but preferably 100 cm, and if the natural rainfall is insufficient it should be supplemented by irrigation.

    Chapter 8

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