Taro

Taro is a species of Elephant ears plant, that can be recognize by its big leaves

Colocasia esculenta

Taro

Synonyms:
Kalo, Elephant Ear,
Taro (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Maori taro. Doublet of kalo, from Hawaiian.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtæɹəʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtɛɹoʊ/, /ˈtɑɹoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -æɹəʊ
  • Homophone: tarot

Noun

taro (usually uncountable, plural taros)

  1. Colocasia esculenta, raised as a food primarily for its corm, which distantly resembles potato.
    Synonyms: colocasia, elephant ears
  2. Any of several other species with similar corms and growth habit in Colocasia, Alocasia
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