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Definition 1: tropical starchy tuberous root - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for taro in the sense of this definition

(taro is a kind of ...) any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers

(... is part of taro) 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

(... is made of the substance taro) Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for taro in the sense of this definition

(taro is a kind of ...) any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe

(taro is a part of ...) tropical starchy tuberous root

(taro is a part of ...) edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants

(... is a member of taro) small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro

Definition 3: edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for taro in the sense of this definition

(taro is a kind of ...) (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

(... is part of taro) 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

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