tania

noun

tan·​ia
variants or tanier or tannia or tannier or tanya or less commonly tanyah
ˈtanēə(r),
-nyə(r)
plural -s
: any of several aroids having edible farinaceous roots: such as

Word History

Etymology

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 26 Feb. 2024.

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