giant taro


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Related to giant taro: alocasia
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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.
In his own pond, Esten is partial to containerized water lilies (Nymphaea) and lotus (Nelumbo), as well as giant taro or elephant ear (Alocasia macrorrhizos) and the yellow sweet flag iris (Iris pseudacorus).