from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The edible spinachlike leaves of the dasheen.
- n. A soup or stew made of these leaves or other greens, okra, crabmeat, and seasonings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various tropical plants grown in the Americas, especially of the genus Xanthosoma, cultivated for their edible leaves.
- n. A spicy soup or stew made from such leaves.
American Spanish calulú, plant of genus Xanthosoma whose leaves are used as greens, perhaps from Tupi caárurú, thick leaf.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From American Spanish calalú. (Wiktionary)