Definition of "xanthorrhiza" [xanthorrhiza]

  • A genus of polypetalous plants, of the order Ranunculaceæ, tribe Helleboreæ, and subtribe Cimicifugeæ. (unknown)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "xanthorrhiza" in a sentence
  • "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."