taro

Definitions of taro
  1. noun
    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
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    type of:
    aroid, arum
    any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
  2. noun
    tropical starchy tuberous root
    synonyms: cocoyam, dasheen, edda, taro root
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    type of:
    root vegetable
    any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
  3. noun
    edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
    synonyms: cocoyam, dasheen, eddo
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    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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