cocoyam

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co·co·yam

(kō′kō-yăm′)
n.
1. See taro.
2. See malanga.

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

(ˈkəʊkəʊˌjæm)
n
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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