- a large, tropical Asiatic plant (Colocasia esculenta) of the arum family, with shield-shaped leaves: it is cultivated for its edible corms, which are the source of poi
- the tuber of this plant
Origin of taro; from a Polynesian language ; from Proto-Polynesian an unverified form talo
- a. A widely cultivated tropical Asian aroid plant (Colocasia esculenta) having broad peltate leaves and large starchy edible tubers.b. The tuber of this plant.
- a. Any of several similar plants of the South American genus Xanthosoma, having sagittate leaves.b. The starchy edible tuber of this plant. Also called cocoyam.
Origin of taroProbably Tahitian.
(usually uncountable, plural taros)
- rato, RATO, rota
Maori taro, in turn from Proto-Polynesian *talo.