Jicama definitions

hē'kə-mə, hĭk'ə-
A crisp, sweet turnip-shaped root vegetable (Pachyrhizus erosus) used raw in salads or cooked in stews.
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The large, white, fleshy root of a Mexican vine, eaten raw or cooked.
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The edible root of the yam bean, Pachyrhizus erosus, used in salads in Central America.
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Origin of jicama

From Mexican Spanish jícama, from Nahuatl xicama.