Definitions of taro

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

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

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

cocoyam, dasheen, eddo
Type of:
(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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