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da·sheen

(dă-shēn′)
n. Caribbean
1. A variety of taro having large yellowish corms.
2. The corm of this plant.

[Antillean English Creole, from Antillean French Creole (Martinique) dachine, from French (chou) de Chine, literally, (cabbage) from China (from the fact that the taro species Colocasia esculenta originates in Asia).]
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dasheen

(dæˈʃiːn)
n
(Plants) another name for taro
[C19: perhaps changed from French (chou) de Chine (cabbage) of China]
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ta•ro

(ˈtɑr oʊ, ˈtɛər oʊ, ˈtær oʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
1. a stemless plant, Colocasia esculenta, of the arum family, cultivated in tropical regions for its edible tuber.
2. the tuber itself.
[1770–80; < Polynesian]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dasheen - edible starchy tuberous root of taro plantsdasheen - 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.dasheen - herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leavesdasheen - 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
edda, taro root, cocoyam, dasheen, taro - tropical starchy tuberous root
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
Colocasia, genus Colocasia - small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro
cocoyam, dasheen, eddo, taro - edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
3.dasheen - tropical starchy tuberous rootdasheen - 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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I WISH TO GROW DASHEEN ARROWROOTI am interested in farming the Dasheen arrowroot variety.
BEVERLEY: 2.10 Optimickstickhill (won off 50 down 4lb to 46); Point Of Woods (7lb); Glyder (11lb); One Boy (13lb); Foxy Boy (18lb); Oriental Splendour (21lb); 2.40 Make On Madam (4lb); Round The Island (4lb); Gabrial The Tiger (7lb); Mywayistheonlyway (10lb); Dandy Highwayman (15lb); Mujassam (17lb); Atletico (22lb); 3.10 Jo's Girl (3lb); Dasheen (6lb); Mutarakez (9lb); Roaring Forties (15lb); Somewhere Secret (16lb); 3.40 Ghayyar (6lb); 4.10 Dark Devil (12lb); 5.10 Agravain (5lb).
Spice serves massive portions of rice and peas, greens, and "food," the Jamaican term for ground provisions simply steamed like green banana, dasheen, and pumpkin.
TURBAT -- Dasheen is a village in Mand, Balochistan.
NR: Dasheen. Tote Trifecta: PS113.80 2.15: QUINTADA (F Norton 9-2) 1; Mehdaayih (4-6f) 2; Blue Gardenia (20-1) 3 7 ran.
Irregular rainfall was reported to affect the production of taro more in ecological zone IV where the dasheen type is grown more.
North Colin Russell Dasheen 4.55 Beverley, nap Yet to win for current yard but has run creditably on occasions and is on a good mark now.
eddoes and dasheen and christophine and sweet potatoes and white
Sankat, "Rehydration characteristics and quality of dehydrated dasheen leaves," Canadian Agricultural Engineering, vol.
Families cultivate corn (Zea mays), the most important crop, in addition to beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), dasheen (Colocasia esculenta), bananas and plantains (Musa spp.), oranges (Citrus sinensis), and other crops.
by her Indian husband, a doctor, who takes out her heart and stitches her back up, whose "head, her face protruding from the brown burlap coconut bag, gnawed open perhaps by the very fish that had nibbled away her eyes, lips and tongue" (Nunez 5), and that of Melda, a black woman, who is cut up and fed to the hogs, "a carcass chopped into tiny bits and mingled with food in their trough, with the remains of dasheen, cassava yam and rotting potatoes" (39).