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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variety of taro having small purplish tubers.
  • noun The tuber of this plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a plant, a variety of taro, having edible starchy tubers
  • noun the tubers of this plant

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Fante edwo, yam.]

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