Konjac meaning

kŏnyăk
A perennial aroid plant (Amorphophallus konjac) of East and Southeast Asia having a single large compound leaf, a purple or dark red spathe, and starchy corms.
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The edible corm of this plant or the starch derived from it, sometimes used as a dietary supplement.
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Origin of konjac

  • Ultimately from Japanese konnyaku from Early Middle Chinese kuə̆’ ɲɨak kuə̆’ betel leaf (also the source of Mandarin ) ɲɨak rush used to make mats (also the source of Mandarin ruò)

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