<botany> A name for several aroid plants (Colocasia antiquorum, var. Esculenta, Colocasia macrorhiza, etc), and their rootstocks. They have large ovate-sagittate leaves and large fleshy rootstocks, which are cooked and used for food in tropical countries.

Origin: From the Polynesian name.

(01 Mar 1998)

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