jicama means: It is also known as Mexican potato and thick brown-skinned root vegetables. The white, crunchy flesh of the jicama can be eaten raw or seasoned with chili powder and lime juice. The flavor of the jicama is mild and sweet. This is an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does jicama mean?

Jicama, a root vegetable of brown skin with white flesh and mild sweetness is delicious both raw or cooked. Sometimes called the Mexican potato. (in Cooking Dictionary)

A crisp, sweet turnip-shaped root vegetable (Pachyrhizus erosus) Use raw as a salad or in stews. (in Merlin Dictionary)