A whole and sliced jicama.
jicama definition by Webster's New World
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the large, white, fleshy root of a Mexican vine, eaten raw or cooked
Origin: Mexican Spanish jícama ; from Nahuatl
jicama definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A crisp, sweet turnip-shaped root vegetable (Pachyrhizus erosus) used raw in salads and as crudités or cooked in stews. Also called Mexican turnip, yam bean.
Origin: American Spanish jícama, from Nahuatl xīcamatl.