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ta·ro / ˈtarō; ˈterō/ • n. a tropical Asian plant (Colocasia esculenta var. esculenta) of the arum family that has edible starchy corms and edible fleshy leaves, esp. a variety with a large central corm grown as a staple in the Pacific. Also called dasheen. Compare with eddo. ∎  the corm of this plant.

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taro Large, tropical plant native to the Pacific islands and se Asia and cultivated in other parts of the world for its edible tuberous root. Family Araceae; species Colocasia esculenta.

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taro Corm of Colocasia esculenta and C. antiquorum; called eddo or dasheen in the Caribbean, old cocoyam in west Africa.

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taro See COLOCASIA; compare GIANT TARO and GIANT SWAMP TARO.

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taro tropical food plant. XVIII. native Polynesian name.

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taro: see arum.

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TARO

TARO Territorial Army Reserve of Officers

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