from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given by the negroes of the Gold Coast, as well as in the West Indies, to the roots of the taro-plant, Colocasia antiquorum. Also eddas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Bot.) The tubers of Colocasia antiquorum. See taro.

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  • noun botany The tubers of Colocasia antiquorum.


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  • He buys land in Chaguanas and employs labourers to grow rice, peas and eddoes, an edible root.

    'The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul' 2008

  • Exports—commodities: bananas 39%, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch; tennis racquets

    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2008

  • In Part III (38 mins., beginning the second videotape), he discusses corm-producing aroid species such as tanias, taros, eddoes and dasheens.

    Chapter 24 1996

  • In general the eddoes are hardier than the dasheens and can be grown in drier conditions on poorer soils.

    Chapter 32 1987

  • In the eddoes the central corm is smaller and bears many small side cormels, which are normally eaten.

    Chapter 32 1987

  • Dasheen corms grown under erratic moisture conditions show peculiar dumbell-like shapes, reflecting constrictions in growth during dry periods, and under water stress eddoes produce few cormels.

    Chapter 32 1987

  • Both dasheen and eddoe type corms can be kept in good condition for upwards of 4 weeks in the tropics: thus dasheens with tops attached and minimal wounding, and good quality eddoes, can be stored in pits dug in well-drained soil and lined with leaves, and well-shaded, on trays or in small heaps under houses, or in cellars or barns.

    Chapter 32 1987

  • There is also a small import trade in dasheens and eddoes by the UK.

    Chapter 32 1987

  • Exports - commodities: bananas 39\%, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch, tennis racquets

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook United States. Central Intelligence Agency

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: bananas 39\%, eddoes and dasheen

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook United States. Central Intelligence Agency


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