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1. (Plants) either of two food plants of West Africa, the taro or the yantia, both of which have edible underground stems
2. (Cookery) the underground stem of either of these plants
[C20: from cocoa + yam]
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|Noun||1.||cocoyam - 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.||cocoyam - 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
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