Colocasia

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Noun1.Colocasia - small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taroColocasia - small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Araceae, arum family, family Araceae - anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron
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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Elephant ear plants may be ornamental on your coffee table, but in a major Louisiana bayou they re an invasive species that could choke the waterway--the source of drinking water for 300,000 rural residents of the state.