achira

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Quechua achira.[1]

NounEdit

achira (uncountable)

  1. Canna edulis, similar to arrowroot: the canna lily, the seeds of which yield a purple dye.
  2. The edible rhizome of this plant.
    • 1989, Lost Crops of the Incas, page 27:
      In much of this area achira is a market vegetable, but only in Peru and southern Ecuador is it a substantial crop.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1999, Ana Baldoceda, El Diccionario de la Real Academia Española y sus inconsecuencias en voces nativas peruanas, in Alma Mater 18/19 [1]

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

achira

  1. rōmaji reading of あちら
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