ed·​do | \ ˈe(ˌ)dō \
plural -es

Definition of eddo

1 : taro
2 : the edible corm or enlarged underground stem of any of several aroids especially : the corm of taro

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History and Etymology for eddo

of African origin; akin to Twi o1de3 yam, Fanti o1do3

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“Eddo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eddo. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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