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Taro vs. Yam

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Taronoun

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

Yamnoun

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

Taronoun

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

Yamnoun

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

Taronoun

Food from a taro plant.

Yamnoun

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

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Taronoun

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.

Yamnoun

(Scotland) Potato.

Taronoun

edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants

Yamnoun

(NZ) A oca; a tuber from the species Oxalis tuberosa.

Taronoun

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

Yamnoun

Taro.

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Taronoun

tropical starchy tuberous root

Yamnoun

An orange-brown colour, like that of yam.

Taronoun

a tropical Asian plant of the arum family which has edible starchy corms and edible fleshy leaves, especially a variety with a large central corm grown as a staple in the Pacific.

Yamnoun

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.

Taronoun

the corm of the taro plant.

Yamnoun

Any one of several cultural varieties of the sweet potato.

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Taro

Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, a root vegetable most commonly known as taro (), kalo, dasheen, madhumbe, marope, magogoya, patra or godere (see §Names and etymology for an extensive list). It is the most widely cultivated species of several plants in the family Araceae that are used as vegetables for their corms, leaves, and petioles.

Yamnoun

edible tuber of any of several yams

Yamnoun

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

Yamnoun

sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked

Yamnoun

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

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