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Definition of xanthorrhiza

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  • xanthorrhiza
  • 1. A genus of polypetalous plants, of the order Ranunculaceæ, tribe Helleboreæ, and subtribe Cimicifugeæ.

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  • "Root crops include: achira (Canna edulis), containing a starch with unusually large grains; ahipa (Pachyrhizus ahipa), a legume whose sweet roots remain crunchy even after cooking; arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza, pictured), carrot-like roots that can be boiled as a table vegetable; maca"

    "Chica, an alcoholic beverage made from maize in Peru since pre-Hispanic times, also is produced from potato, oca (Oxalis tuberosa), arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza), maca (Lepidium evenii), and other Incan crops that science has almost totally neglected."

    "Gamma irradiation of Arracacia xanthorrhiza, a Venezuelan nutritious vegetable."

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