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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).]
(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]
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|Noun||1.||dasheen - 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 leaves|
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
|3.||dasheen - 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