from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name given by the negroes of the Gold Coast, as well as in the West Indies, to the roots of the taro-plant, Colocasia antiquorum. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Bot.) The tubers of
Colocasia antiquorum. See taro.
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- noun botany The
tubersof Colocasia antiquorum.
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He buys land in Chaguanas and employs labourers to grow rice, peas and eddoes, an edible root.
Exportscommodities: bananas 39%, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch; tennis racquets
In Part III (38 mins., beginning the second videotape), he discusses corm-producing aroid species such as tanias, taros, eddoes and dasheens.
In general the eddoes are hardier than the dasheens and can be grown in drier conditions on poorer soils.
In the eddoes the central corm is smaller and bears many small side cormels, which are normally eaten.
Dasheen corms grown under erratic moisture conditions show peculiar dumbell-like shapes, reflecting constrictions in growth during dry periods, and under water stress eddoes produce few cormels.
Both dasheen and eddoe type corms can be kept in good condition for upwards of 4 weeks in the tropics: thus dasheens with tops attached and minimal wounding, and good quality eddoes, can be stored in pits dug in well-drained soil and lined with leaves, and well-shaded, on trays or in small heaps under houses, or in cellars or barns.
There is also a small import trade in dasheens and eddoes by the UK.
Exports - commodities: bananas 39\%, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch, tennis racquets
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: bananas 39\%, eddoes and dasheen