tania

noun tan·ia \ˈtanēə(r), -nyə(r)\
variants: or

tanier

or

tannia

or

tannier

or

tanya

less commonly

tanyah

\ˈtanēə(r), -nyə(r)\

Definition of tania

plural

-s

  1. :  any of several aroids having edible farinaceous roots: such as a :  taro 1 b :  yautia a

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at tansy


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