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n. pl. ma·lan·gas
1. Any of several plants of the South American genus Xanthosoma, having large sagittate leaves and starchy edible corms.
2. The corm of any of these plants. In both senses also called cocoyam.

[Latin American Spanish, malanga (especially in Cuban Spanish), taro, from Kongo malánga, taro.]
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Noun1.malanga - tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoesmalanga - tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Xanthosoma, Xanthosoma - tropical American tuberous perennials
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Aside from Diplahan, the first congressional district of Zamboanga Sibugay covers the towns of Alicia, Buug, Imelda, Mabuhay, Malangas, Oluntanga, Payao, and Talusan.
PNOC-EC also holds four coal operating contracts (COCs), namely: COC 41 (Malangas), COC 122 (Isabela), COC 185 (Buug-Malangas) and COC 186 (Imelda-Malangas).
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Separated from his parents and his seven siblings at a tender age, Janamjam was forced to work from barrio to barrio in Malangas town as a farmhand or houseboy to sustain himself until high school.
To avoid confusion in this extensive category, Ecoripe groups its tropical root selection into six main groups: taro roots, malangas, yams, spice roots, sweet potatoes, and cassava or yuca, the last of which Holbik notes is the third-largest source of carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and corn.
The firm stated in a stock exchange filing that it is to develop a 50-megawatt Isabela coal mine and power plant project, an 80-megawatt Batangas gas power plant and a Bataan gas receiving terminal in the main island of Luzon, plus a 100-megawatt Malangas coal-fired power plant in the southern Zamboanga Sibugay province.
Meanwhile, a lone gunman shot and killed Abdul Ayon, mayor of Malangas town, Zamboanga Sbugay, while the latter was outside a shopping mall in Pagadian city, a police official said on Monday.
It also features a wide range of exotic fruits and vegetables, including plantains, cherimoya, guanabana, tomatillos, palm hearts, yams and malangas. Because it is a corn-based rather than a wheat-based diet, it is also highly beneficial for those with wheat intolerances.
Helen Galvez, police regional office spokesperson, identified the suspects as Reymark Panoncillon Sandoval also known as 'Rey or Ryan', 28, of Purok Ilang-Ilang, Taway, Ipil town; Mohalidin Engil Musa, 28, of Purok Bagong Silang Lapaoan, Malangas town; and Redden Madag Principe, 31, of Purok Muswagon, Tuburan village in Malangas town.
At least seven men barged in Buen's dormitory in Malangas town and forced her into a boat that fled toward Muyong island.
"We have noticed that sales volume for Turbana chayote and malangas are growing at a faster rate than the eddo, probably because eddoes are lesser known.
We have seen what Malangas is now and in the coming years, we expect that more developments will come.