dasheen
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1899 taro

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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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