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ta·ro

(tär′ō, tăr′ō)
n. pl. ta·ros
1. A widely cultivated tropical Asian aroid plant (Colocasia esculenta) having broad peltate leaves and large starchy edible corms.
2. The corm of this plant. In both senses also called cocoyam.

[From Tahitian and Maori taro, from Proto-Polynesian *talo, from Proto-Oceanic *talos; akin to Javanese tales, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tales, probably ultimately of Austroasiatic origin; compare Khmer trav and Mon krao (both from Proto-Mon-Khmer *trawʔ) and Santali saru.]

taro

(ˈtɑːrəʊ)
n, pl -ros
1. (Plants) an aroid plant, Colocasia esculenta, cultivated in the tropics for its large edible rootstock
2. (Plants) the rootstock of this plant
Full name: elephant's-ear, dasheen, eddo or Chinese eddo
[C18: from Tahitian and Māori]

ta•ro

(ˈtɑr oʊ, ˈtɛər oʊ, ˈtær oʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
1. a stemless plant, Colocasia esculenta, of the arum family, cultivated in tropical regions for its edible tuber.
2. the tuber itself.
[1770–80; < Polynesian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taro - edible starchy tuberous root of taro plantstaro - edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
Colocasia esculenta, dalo, taro plant, dasheen, taro - 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
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
2.taro - herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leavestaro - 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
edda, taro root, cocoyam, dasheen, taro - tropical starchy tuberous root
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
Colocasia, genus Colocasia - small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro
cocoyam, dasheen, eddo, taro - edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
3.taro - tropical starchy tuberous roottaro - tropical starchy tuberous root  
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
poi - Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment
Colocasia esculenta, dalo, taro plant, dasheen, taro - 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
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