tania

noun
tan·​ia
variants: or tanier or tannia or tannier or tanya or less commonly tanyah \ ˈtanēə(r) , -​nyə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of tania

: any of several aroids having edible farinaceous roots: such as

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History and Etymology for tania

French tannie, perhaps modification (influenced by tanaisie tansy, from Old French tanesie) of a word of Arawakan, Cariban, or Tupian origin; akin to Arawak taya taro, Calinago táia, Tupi taiá

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“Tania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tania. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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