taro

Definitions of taro
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n herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves

Synonyms:
Colocasia esculenta, dalo, dasheen, taro plant
Type of:
aroid, arum
any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe

n tropical starchy tuberous root

Synonyms:
cocoyam, dasheen, edda, taro root
Type of:
root vegetable
any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers

n edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants

Synonyms:
cocoyam, dasheen, eddo
Type of:
root
(botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

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