Colocasia

noun
Col·​o·​ca·​sia | \ˌkäləˈkāzh(ē)ə\

Definition of Colocasia 

: a small genus of Asian and Polynesian tuberous-rooted aroids having the spadix terminated by a club-shaped or subulate appendage — see taro

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History and Etymology for Colocasia

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

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