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 (hē′kə-mə, hĭk′ə-)
A crisp, sweet turnip-shaped root vegetable (Pachyrhizus erosus) used raw in salads or cooked in stews. Also called yam bean.

[American Spanish jícama, from Nahuatl xīcamatl.]


(dʒɪˈkɑːmə; Spanish xɪkama)
(Cookery) a pale brown turnip with crisp sweet flesh, originating in Mexico
[C17: from Mexican Spanish jícama, from Nahuatl xicama]


(ˈhi kə mə, ˈhɪk ə-)

n., pl. -mas.
1. the large tuberous root of a tropical American twining plant, Exogonium bracteotum, of the legume family, eaten raw or cooked.
2. the plant itself.
[1900–05; < Mexican Spanish jícama < Nahuatl xīcama, xīcamatl]
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Centered on a sharing concept, the menu features appetisers like yellowfin tuna with jicama, coriander, ponzu, chilli and crispy shallots or in season white asparagus, poached hen's egg, herb salad and sour cherry compote or delectable entrees such as lobster bococcini and Alaskan king crab.
Menu includes Chicken Tortilla Soup; Jicama, Cabbage and Bell Pepper Slaw With Tangy Citrus-Cumin Dressing; and Mango Coconut Shortcakes.
A refreshed DineFresh vegetarian option now includes orzo pasta with Portobello mushrooms and tomatoes, served with assorted cheeses, lavosh crackers, tomato and jicama salad, and a raspberry swirl cheesecake dessert.
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Ingredients: Orange slice 5 raspberries 2 parts Olmeca Altos Reposado 1 whole squeezed lime 3/4 shot Cointreau Garnish: Pineapple leaves to imitate Agave, naartje/cinnamon salt Side: Shot glass with slithers of Jicama, dipped in naartje/cinnamon salt Nose: Spray Olmeca Altos Reposado/Agave Syrup mix over drink (avoid salt lip)
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CUBAN SANDWICHES 1 baguette 1 stick unsalted butter, softened and divided 1 pound cooked pulled pork 1 pound shaved deft-style ham 8-10 slices of Havarti or Swiss cheese Sliced dill pickles Jicama Mango Slaw (recipe follows) Split baguette and spread each side with butter.