- a large, tropical Asian 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.