Definition of Jicama

1. Noun. The edible root of the yam bean, (spelink Pachyrhizus erosus), used in salads in Central America. ¹



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Definition of Jicama

1. a tropical plant with edible roots [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jicama

jibberish
jibbers
jibbing
jibbings
jibboom
jibbooms
jibbs
jibe
jibed
jiber
jibers
jibes
jibing
jibingly
jibs
jicama (current term)
jicamas
jicara
jicaras
jichimu
jickajog
jickajogs
jidaigeki
jidaigekis
jidder
jidders
jiff
jiffies
jiffs
jiffy

Literary usage of Jicama

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1. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1921)
"Cultivo de la jicama. [jicama, or yam-bean, culture.] Rev. ... Brief cultural directions are presented for Pachyrhizus angulatus (jicama ..."

2. Resources of the Pacific Slope: A Statistical and Descriptive Summary of the by John Ross Browne (1869)
"The jicama is a leguminous plant, also with vine-shoots. Its branches arc largo and slender, its leaves arranged three by three, in form of a cross. ..."

3. Catalogue of a Collection of Objects Illustrating the Folklore of Mexico by Frederick Starr (1899)
"One carries a metate and & jicama, the other а metate and a comal. 147. Nagual : pottery. Pointed red cap with green tip ; carries a metate and & jicama. ..."

4. English-spanish glossary for Health AIDS: Glosario Espanol-Ingles para los edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"... greens jicama, yambean kale leeks lentils lettuce, lettuce (head) lima beans mushrooms mustard greens okra alcachofa espárragos frijoles betabel, ..."

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