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1. See taro.
2. See malanga.

[coco(a) + yam (from its being planted in coconut groves).]


1. (Plants) either of two food plants of West Africa, the taro or the yantia, both of which have edible underground stems
2. (Cookery) the underground stem of either of these plants
[C20: from cocoa + yam]
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Noun1.cocoyam - edible starchy tuberous root of taro plantscocoyam - 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.cocoyam - tropical starchy tuberous rootcocoyam - 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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They listed some of the farm produces destroyed by the herdsmen to include cassava, cocoa, cocoyam, yam, vegetables while some cocoa farmlands were set on fire.
1992) and Uyigue and Agho (2007, as cited in Ogbonna, 2014: 165-181) Table 2 List of Cash Crops Grown in Edo State * Cocoa * Pineapple * Oil palm * Cashew * Rubber * Banana * Cola nuts * Cassava * Mango * Millet * Rice * Cocoyam * Pea * Tomatoes * Beans * Citrus * Yam * Maize * Plantain * Potatoes Source: Nwankwo (2010: 123-130) Table 3 List of Natural Mineral Resources found in Edo State * Oil and Gas * Quartz * Lime Stone * Mica * Amethyst * Kaolin * Marble * Dolomite * Lignite * Granite Stone Source: Edo state Ministry of Health (2010)
Tillage and plastic mulch effect on soil properties and growth and yield of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) on an Ultisol in southeastern Nigeria.
Comparative assessment of the nutritional value of commercially available cocoyam and potato tubers in South Africa.
Though lyrical, the title poem, "Shadows of the Setting Sun," carries the tone of a nation in crisis: This searing spectacle: Disoriented doves flapping feisty wings On withering iroko trees, in twilight Tell the tale of brooding clouds Swallowing blazing bulbs of the sun; Incensed clouds summon a deluge; Withering tendrils sprout in the field When farmers grow blisters, Like cocoyam planted on arid furrows In coasts belching forth crude Doped fishes floating on the river Like meaningless rubble.
Digestive utilization of tropical foliages of cassava, sweet potatoes, wild cocoyam and erythrina in Creole growing pigs.
Aderohunmu The Obedu of Oba onikooko odo Otiti Agbe; the one who planted cocoyam beside the river The son of he who has several children Obedu let me not walk astray Let me not eat poison Obedu let me not meet wicked people One day One charm Two days Two charms That charm that is not effective has one ingredient Missing Oloba Obedu Baba mi oogun gunmo gale Salako nii be e lopo oogun O ni be o lekee ko nii je omo A-boogun-yi-gbi kaja The Obedu of Oba My father with terrible charms Salako said if you have many charms If you are not honest, they will not be effective The son of he whose charms wander on the aja (ceiling)
The result is a compendium of palate pleasing, appetite satisfying, kitchen cook friendly recipes for dishes that range from Pan-Fried Tilapia Fillets; Cocoyam & Sweet Potato Curry; and Jollof Fried Chicken; to Veggie Jollof; Suya Spiced Lamb Meatballs or Koftas; and Cubed Spiced Shortbread.
The bulk of the diet of rural and urban poor African people consists of starchy food made from cassava, yam, cocoyam, millet, sorghum, and maize.
The Use of Cassava, Sweet Potato and Cocoyam, and Their By-Products by Non--Ruminants.
Physicochemical, nutritional and organoleptic evaluation of cookies from pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) and cocoyam (Xanthosoma sp.