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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Japan, a generic name for edible roots, such as yams, potatoes, sweet-potatoes, and taro. Used alone without a qualifying prefix, it is especially applied in Japan and in Korea to the taro, Caladium Colocasia, which is also called in Japan sato-imo. See Colocasia, taro, and gabi.

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  • n. the United Nations agency concerned with international maritime activities

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  • in my opinion, must have this for online commentary :-)

    February 5, 2012