a perennial herb, Arracacia xanthorrhiza, of the parsley family, found in the Andes, having large, fleshy, edible roots.
the root of this plant, eaten like potatoes.
Historical Examples

arracacha, ar-a-kach′, n. an umbelliferous plant with esculent roots, native to the northern parts of South America.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

The introduction of the arracacha into Europe has been attempted several times without success.
Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle


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