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taro


noun, plural ta·ros.

  1. a stemless plant, Colocasia esculenta, of the arum family, cultivated in tropical regions, in the Pacific islands and elsewhere, for the edible tuber.
  2. the tuber itself.

noun plural -ros

  1. an aroid plant, Colocasia esculenta, cultivated in the tropics for its large edible rootstock
  2. the rootstock of this plant

n.tropical food plant, 1769, from Polynesian (Tahitian or Maori) taro.

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