achira

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Quechua achira.[1]

Noun[edit]

achira (uncountable)

  1. Canna indica (syn. 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.

References[edit]

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

Anagrams[edit]


Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

achira

  1. feminine singular of achiro

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

achira

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あちら

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

achira

  1. achira, purple arrowroot, (Canna indica )

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Quechua achira

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

achira f (plural achiras)

  1. purple arrowroot, Canna indica
  2. (Colombia) a confection made from this plant
  3. (Colombia) a bread baked using arrowroot flour
  4. the giant arrowhead, Sagittaria montevidensis