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Definition of "taro" [ta•ro]

  • A widely cultivated tropical Asian plant (Colocasia esculenta) having broad peltate leaves and a large starchy edible tuber. (noun)
  • The tuber of this plant. (noun)
  • A similar plant of the genus Xanthosoma. (noun)
  • The large starchy tuber of this plant. Also called cocoyam. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "taro" in a sentence
  • "Querétaro is a gem, worth a couple of night's visit."
  • "The state capital of Querétaro, is a wonderful city."
  • "Bernal, Querétaro is a delightfully charming 16th century colonial village, whose buildings are painted in the colors of a Mexican sunset - ocher, soft yellow, sienna, rich orange and dusty rose."