Dasheen Dash`een" (d[a^]sh`[=e]n"), n. 1. A tropical aroid (of the genus {Caladium}, syn. {Colocasia}) having an edible farinaceous root. It is related to the taro and to the tanier, but is much superior to it in quality and is as easily cooked as the potato. It is a staple food plant of the tropics, being prepared like potatoes, and has been introduced into the Southern United States. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. a herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves.

Syn: taro, taro plant, dalo, Colocasia esculenta. [WordNet 1.5]

3. the edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants.

Syn: taro, cocoyam, eddo. [WordNet 1.5]

4. a tropical starchy tuberous root.

Syn: taro, taro root, cocoyam, edda. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dasheen — [da shēn′] n. [< ?] TARO …   English World dictionary

  • dasheen — valgomoji kolokazija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Colocasia esculenta), kilęs iš atogrąžų Azijos. atitikmenys: lot. Arum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dasheen — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1899 taro …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dasheen — /da sheen /, n. the taro plant, Colocasia esculenta, native to tropical Asia, now cultivated in the southern U.S. for its edible tubers. [1895 1900; repr. F de Chine of China] * * * …   Universalium

  • dasheen — noun The edible starchy yellow tubers of the taro plant …   Wiktionary

  • dasheen — Rasta Dictionary a big soft yam like root, often slightly greyish when cooked. It is related to the coco, but one eats the head instead of the tubers …   English dialects glossary

  • Dasheen — Colocasia (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • dasheen — [da ʃi:n] noun another term for taro. Origin C19 (orig. W. Ind.): of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • dasheen — da·sheen …   English syllables

  • dasheen — da•sheen [[t]dæˈʃin[/t]] n. pln taro • Etymology: 1895–1900; repr. F de Chine of China …   From formal English to slang

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