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Noun1.Xanthosoma - tropical American tuberous perennials
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
malanga, spoonflower, tannia, Xanthosoma atrovirens, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, yautia - tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes
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The most commonly grown crops included staple foods such as peanut (Arachis hypogea), plantain (Musa paradisacia), macabo (Xanthosoma sagitifolum), maize (Zea mays), and cassava (Maniot esculenta) although many respondents also grew a variety of other fruits and vegetables.
The people of Ndounde prefer a much healthier diet of oranges, mangos, plums, peanuts, aubergines, maize, macabo, taro and cassava.