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  • n. The arrow arum, Peltandra virginica, which has an edible root.
  • n. The edible root of this plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A similar tropical American plant (IpomÅ“a fastigiata) which it is thought may have been the original stock of the sweet potato.

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

  • n. erect or spreading perennial of southwestern United States and Mexico bearing small pale brown to cream-colored tubers resembling potatoes


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