Colocasia

noun

Col·​o·​ca·​sia
ˌkäləˈkāzh(ē)ə
: a small genus of Asian and Polynesian tuberous-rooted aroids having the spadix terminated by a club-shaped or subulate appendage see taro

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, East Indian lotus, from Greek kolokasia, kolokasion, literally, root of the East Indian lotus

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“Colocasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Colocasia. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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