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Taro vs. Yam

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  • Taro (noun)

    Colocasia esculenta, raised as a food primarily for its corm, which distantly resembles potato.

  • Taro (noun)

    Any of several other species with similar corms and growth habit in Colocasia, Alocasia etc.

  • Taro (noun)

    Food from a taro plant.

  • Yam (noun)

    Any climbing vine of the genus Dioscorea in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, usually cultivated.

  • Yam (noun)

    The edible, starchy, tuberous root of that plant, a tropical staple food.

  • Yam (noun)

    A sweet potato; a tuber from the species Ipomoea batatas.

  • Yam (noun)

    Potato.

  • Yam (noun)

    A oca; a tuber from the species ver=170624.

  • Yam (noun)

    Taro.

  • Yam (noun)

    An orange-brown colour, like that of yam.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Taro (noun)

    A name for several aroid plants (Colocasia antiquorum, var. esculenta, Colocasia macrorhiza, etc.), and their rootstocks. They have large ovate-sagittate leaves and large fleshy tuberous rootstocks, which are cooked and used for food in tropical countries.

  • Yam (noun)

    A large, esculent, farinaceous tuber of various climbing plants of the genus Dioscorea; also, the plants themselves. Mostly natives of warm climates. The plants have netted-veined, petioled leaves, and pods with three broad wings. The commonest species is Dioscorea sativa, but several others are cultivated.

  • Yam (noun)

    Any one of several cultural varieties of the sweet potato.

Webster Dictionary
  • Taro (noun)

    edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants

  • Taro (noun)

    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

  • Taro (noun)

    tropical starchy tuberous root

  • Yam (noun)

    edible tuber of any of several yams

  • Yam (noun)

    any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots

  • Yam (noun)

    sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked

  • Yam (noun)

    edible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide for food

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