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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

  • n. edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants


Of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Fante edwo, yam.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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