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Noun: taro  ter-ow or 'taa,row [N. Amer], ta-row or 'taa,row [Brit]
  1. Edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
    - cocoyam, dasheen, eddo
  2. 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
    - taro plant, dalo, dasheen, Colocasia esculenta
  3. Tropical starchy tuberous root
    - taro root, cocoyam, dasheen, edda

Derived forms: taros

Type of: aroid, arum, root, root vegetable

Part of: Colocasia, genus Colocasia, poi

Encyclopedia: Taro, Marquess Katsura