from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A widely cultivated tropical Asian plant (Colocasia esculenta) having broad peltate leaves and a large starchy edible tuber.
- n. The tuber of this plant.
- n. A similar plant of the genus Xanthosoma.
- n. The large starchy tuber of this plant. Also called cocoyam.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Colocasia esculenta, raised as a food primarily for its corm, which distantly resembles potato.
- n. Any of several other species with similar corms and growth habit in Colocasia, Alocasia etc.
- n. Food from a taro plant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name for several aroid plants (Colocasia antiquorum, var. esculenta, Colocasia macrorhiza, etc.), and their rootstocks. They have large ovate-sagittate leaves and large fleshy tuberous rootstocks, which are cooked and used for food in tropical countries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gold coin of the Arab emirs of Sicily of the tenth and eleventh centuries; of the Lombard dukes of the seventh century; of the Two Sicilies under Norman rule in the fourth century; of Amalfi in the eleventh century.
- n. A food-plant, Colocasia antiquorum, especially the variety esculenta, a native of India, but widely cultivated in the warmer parts of the globe, particularly in the Pacific islands.
- n. A money of account and coin of silver, and also of copper, formerly used in Malta under the Grand Masters.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves
- n. edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
- n. tropical starchy tuberous root
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The state capital of Querétaro, is a wonderful city.
Bernal, Querétaro is a delightfully charming 16th century colonial village, whose buildings are painted in the colors of a Mexican sunset - ocher, soft yellow, sienna, rich orange and dusty rose.
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