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Definition of "dasheen" [dash•een]

  • Caribbean A variety of taro having large yellowish tubers. (noun)
  • Caribbean The tuber of this plant. (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 "dasheen" in a sentence
  • "Her brother, sister and countless cousins and well-wishers showed up to show support and eat the cooked goat and chicken w/ rice and peas rice & gungo peas, dasheen and plantain."
  • "The next vegetable is a rather exotic one for me: Taro root, also known as dasheen."
  • "Exports—commodities: bananas 39%, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch; tennis racquets"