Taro definition

tärō, tărō
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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.
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A widely cultivated tropical Asian aroid plant (Colocasia esculenta) having broad peltate leaves and large starchy edible tubers.
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The tuber of this plant.
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Any of several similar plants of the South American genus Xanthosoma, having sagittate leaves.
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The starchy edible tuber of this plant.
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The tuber of this plant.
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A river and valley in Italy.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
taro
Plural:
taros

Origin of taro

  • Probably Tahitian

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

  • From Latin Tarus

    From Wiktionary