Colocasia macrorhiza
Taro Ta"ro, n. [From the Polynesian name.] (Bot.) 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 tuberous rootstocks, which are cooked and used for food in tropical countries. [1913 Webster]

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  • Colocasia antiquorum — Taro Ta ro, n. [From the Polynesian name.] (Bot.) 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 tuberous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • esculenta — Taro Ta ro, n. [From the Polynesian name.] (Bot.) 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 tuberous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Taro — Ta ro, n. [From the Polynesian name.] (Bot.) 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 tuberous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • АРОИДНЫЕ — (аронниковые) (Araceae), семейство однодольных растений. Включает около 150 родов и более 2000 видов травянистых наземных, реже водных многолетников, эпифитов и лиан. Распространены главным образом в тропических, а также в умеренно теплых… …   Энциклопедический словарь

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