dasheen

dasheen

[da-sheen]
noun
the taro plant, Colocasia esculenta, native to tropical Asia, now cultivated in the southern U.S. for its edible tubers.

Origin:
1895–1900; representing French de Chine of China

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dasheen (dæˈʃiːn)
 
n
another name for taro
 
[C19: perhaps changed from French (chou) de Chine (cabbage) of China]

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