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n. pl. ma·lan·gas
1. Any of several plants of the South American genus Xanthosoma, having large sagittate leaves and starchy edible corms.
2. The corm of any of these plants. In both senses also called cocoyam.

[Latin American Spanish, malanga (especially in Cuban Spanish), taro, from Kongo malánga, taro.]
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Noun1.malanga - tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoesmalanga - tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Xanthosoma, Xanthosoma - tropical American tuberous perennials
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