Arracacha

Potato baroa or Mandioquinha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza) on jute background, photographed in studio in Brazil

Arracacia xanthorrhiza

Synonymes :
Batata Baroa, Mandioquinha, Peruvian Parsnip
Arracacha (Wikipedia)

Arracacha
Arracacia xanthorrhiza supermarket.jpg
Arracacha root for sale in a market
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A. xanthorrhiza
Binomial name
Arracacia xanthorrhiza
Synonyms
  • Arracacha esculenta DC.
  • Arracacia andina Britton
  • Arracacia esculenta DC.
  • Bancroftia decipiens R.K.Porter
  • Bancroftia xanthorrhiza Billb.
  • Conium arracacia Hook.

Arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza) is a root vegetable originally from the Andes, somewhat intermediate between the carrot and celery root. Its starchy taproot is a popular food item in South America where it is a major commercial crop.

Arracacha (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish, from Quechua raqacha.

Noun

arracacha (countable and uncountable, plural arracachas)

  1. A South American plant grown as a root vegetable, Arracacia xanthorrhiza

Translations


Portuguese

Noun

arracacha f (plural arracachas)

  1. arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza, a South American root vegetable)

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Quechua

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