Dasheen meaning

dă-shēn'
A variety of taro having large yellowish tubers.
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The tuber of this plant.
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Old cocoyam; the edible starchy yellow tuber of the taro plant.
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Origin of dasheen

Antillean English Creole from Antillean French Creole (Martinique) dachine from French (chou) de Chine literally, (cabbage) from China (from the fact that the taro species Colocasia esculenta originates in Asia)