Dasheen definition

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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dasheen
Plural:
dasheens

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)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition