In Rio "mandioquinha/batata baroa" it´s the Peruvian parsnip
. (not to be confused with common parsnip. So the arracacia (or still, parsnip/is arracacha, apio criollo, arrecate, mandioquinha, batata baroa and the peruvian parsnip, if you wish.)http://books.google.com.br/books?id=iT0 ... sh&f=false
On pg 54 http://kitcheninbrazil.wordpress.com/20 ... ata-baroa/
"...the arracacia varieties are native to the Andes. They were believed to be cultivated by the Incas, and are currently grown in Peru, Bolivia, Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil
Thus, when you guys are going to do the cooking, take heed of the variations.
In language, just parsnip would be understood, I think.
In Rio people call "mandioquinha" or "batata baroa".