malanga

[muh-lang-guh]
noun
a thick, fleshy-leaved South American plant, Xanthosoma atrovirens, of the arum family, having leaves up to 3 feet (90 cm) long and nearly 2 feet (60 cm) wide.
Also called West Indian kale.


Origin:
< American Spanish

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malanga

noun
tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes [syn: yautia
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However this painting was a forgery, created by gerard malanga who was in need of money.
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