la jícama
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jícama

jícama(
hee
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kah
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mah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (vegetable)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. jicama
Corta la jícama y añade sal y limón.Cut the jicama and add salt and lemon to it.
b. yam bean
Daniel peló la jícama y se la comió como si fuera una manzana.Daniel peeled the yam bean and ate it as if it was an apple.
c. Mexican turnip
Es la primera vez que como jícama en una ensalada.This is the first time I've eaten Mexican turnip in a salad.
d. Mexican yam
Esa no es una papa. Es una jícama.That's not a potato. That's a Mexican yam.
2. (botany)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. Mexican turnip
La raíz de la jícama es comestible.The root of the Mexican turnip is edible.
b. Mexican yam
La jícama es común en Centroamérica y el Caribe.The Mexican yam is found in Central America and the Caribbean.
c. jicama
La jícama dio flores blancas.The jicama sprouted white flowers.
d. yam bean
La semilla de la jícama necesita calor para germinar.The seed of the yam bean needs warm temperatures to germinate.
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