jicama definition

  • noun:
    • A crisp, nice turnip-shaped root veggie (Pachyrhizus erosus) utilized natural in salads so when crudités or prepared in stews. Also referred to as Mexican turnip, yam bean.
    • The edible foot of the yam bean, Pachyrhizus erosus, found in salads in Central America.
    • In Mexico, a name applied to a number of delicious origins, particularly to that of this yam-bean, Cacara erosa, a leguminous plant with a sweetish, turnip-like root, that might be eaten either natural or cooked. This plant happens to be widely spread through the entire tropics.

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