giant taro


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Noun1.giant taro - large evergreen with extremely large erect or spreading leavesgiant taro - large evergreen with extremely large erect or spreading leaves; cultivated widely in tropics for its edible rhizome and shoots; used in wet warm regions as a stately ornamental
alocasia, elephant ear, elephant's ear - any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries
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Giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhiza) is also an important supplementary staple in areas such as Samoa and Vava'u in northern Tonga.
Of the taros or aroids Colocasia was the main focus of production, though kape (Alocasia macrorrhiza, giant taro) was also grown.