Simple Definition of taro
: a tropical plant with a thick root that can be boiled and eaten
Full Definition of taro
: a large-leaved tropical Asian plant (Colocasia esculenta) of the arum family grown throughout the tropics for its edible starchy corms and cormels and in temperate regions for ornament; also : its corms and cormels typically cooked as a vegetable or ground into flour
Origin of taro
Tahitian & Maori
First Known Use: 1769
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