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- n. An edible plant commonly found in the Caribbean: Xanthosoma sagittifolium, new cocoyam.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In Puerto Rico, any of several araceous plants or their starchy edible roots, which are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes, as the taro.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. On the island of Porto Rico, the name applied to several species of Xanthosoma, plants belonging to the arum family, with large sagittate leaves and starchy roots, which are used for food after the manner of the leaves and roots of the taro of Polynesia (Caladium Colocasia).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes
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