taro

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noun ta·ro \ˈtär-(ˌ)ō, ˈter-\

Definition of taro

plural

taros

  1. :  a large-leaved tropical Asian plant (Colocasia esculenta) of the arum family grown throughout the tropics for its edible starchy corms and cormels and in temperate regions for ornament; also :  its corms and cormels typically cooked as a vegetable or ground into flour

Origin and Etymology of taro

Tahitian & Maori


First Known Use: 1769


TARO Defined for English Language Learners

taro

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noun ta·ro \ˈtär-(ˌ)ō, ˈter-\

Definition of taro for English Language Learners

  • : a tropical plant with a thick root that can be boiled and eaten


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