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Video footage: Canna indica is a perennial growing, more commonly called achira or C. edulis in Latin America, has been a minor food crop cultivated by mayas y por lacandones
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Definition of the noun achira

What does achira mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: achiras

  1. canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • scientific names: Canna edulis / Canna indica
    • synonyms of achira: arrowroot / indian shot
    • more generic word: canna = any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers
    • geographic area: Caribbean, Middle America, North America, Oceania, South America
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Alternative definition of the noun achira


  1. The root vegetable Canna edulis, a variety of arrowroot

Phrases with Achira

  1. Synaptura Achira
  2. Species Synaptura Achira

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Achira

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Google previewEdible (2008)

An Illustrated Guide to the World's Food Plants by National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Carina edulis Achira is a large-leafed member of the Canna lily genus grown for its starch- filled fleshy stems and tender young leaves. Historical Origins Achira is native to the Andean highlands in South America and is thought to be one of the ...

Google previewForaging and Farming (2014)

The Evolution of Plant Exploitation by David R. Harris, Gordon C. Hillman

CANNA EDULIS: ACHIRA Achira is a warm temperate crop belonging to the family Cannaceae and presumably at the time of the Conquest grown in or near the Andes up to altitudes of 2000 m or more, though its exact distribution is not known ...

Google previewBiodiversity in Trust (2007)

Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources in CGIAR Centres by Dominic Fuccillo, Linda Sears, Paul Stapleton

Achira is a perennial plant with large alternate leaves; it produces long and voluminous rhizomes with segments. The inflorescence is a raceme with two or, less often, one flower that exserts progressively from the central axis; flowers can be ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

edulis Ker Gawler English: Queensland arrowroot, achira, edible canna, purple arrowroot Quechua name: achira Spanish: achira, achera, capacho, sugii, chisqua, adura, luano, gruya, toluman, tikas, punyapong, kaska, ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

2n = 2x = 14 hort >>> Brassica canna (syn achira): Grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained; the name is derived from the Quechua word achira; other names in Spanish are capacho, ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

araruta de porco, biru-manso edible canna, African an'owroot tous-les-mois, balisier comestible westindisches Blumenrohr achira ...

Google previewConcise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2008)

by Timothy Darvill

achira [Sp] Tropical plant with bright flowers (Canna edulis), native to the Caribbean and lower eastern slopes of the Andes. Domesticated from c.3000 BC and used as a food source. ACRA [Ab]See AMERICAN CULTURAL RESOURCES ...

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Achira Meaning

Video shows what achira means. , similar to arrowroot: the , the seeds of which yield a purple dye.. The edible rhizome of this plant.. Achira Meaning. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1C3H4I1R1A1

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