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jicama

[hee-kuh-muh, hik-uh-] /ˈhi kə mə, ˈhɪk ə-/
noun
1.
the large, edible, tuberous root of a tropical American plant, Pachyrhizus erosus, of the legume family, eaten as a vegetable either raw or boiled.
Also called Mexican turnip.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl xīcama, xīcamatl
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jicama

/dʒɪˈkɑːmə; Spanish xɪkama/
noun
1.
a pale brown turnip with crisp sweet flesh, originating in Mexico
Word Origin
C17: from Mexican Spanish jícama, from Nahuatl xicama
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