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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).]

dasheen

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

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]
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