Definition of Colocasia
1. Noun. Small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
Member holonyms: Colocasia Esculenta, Dalo, Dasheen, Taro, Taro Plant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colocasia
Literary usage of Colocasia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"THE colocasia. But the plant of this nature that is the most famous in Egypt is the colocasia,11 known as the ..."
2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1841)
"On the Alteration which the Atmosphere undergoes during the Development of Heat in the Spadix of colocasia odora. ..."
3. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"colocasia antiquorum, Schott., Rumph, Amb. v., tt. 109, 110. ... Different varieties of this colocasia are cultivated extensively in India and Egypt; ..."
4. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1990)
"colocasia 6m (nu.): taro (colocasia esculenta). sawa (nu.): taro (colocasia esculenta). ... a variety of dry-land colocasia taro with red petioles. ..."
5. Monks' Cookbook by Himalayan Academy, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1997)
"TARO ROOT AND LEAF, colocasia esculenta Sweet, pungent and neither hot nor cold, taro root increases väta. The root is unctuous and heavy to digest, ..."