Definition of Colocasia

1. Noun. Small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro.

Exact synonyms: Genus Colocasia
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

Collis-Belsey procedure
Collis Potter Huntington
Collison
Collocalia
Collocalia inexpectata
Collop Monday
Colls
Collyer
Collyns
Collyriclum
Colm
Colman
Colmar
Colo.
Colobus guereza
Colocasia
Colocasia esculenta
Cologne
Cologne earth
Colombia
Colombian
Colombian Sign Language
Colombian crake
Colombian crakes
Colombian monetary unit
Colombian necktie
Colombian peso
Colombianism
Colombians
Colombo

Literary usage of Colocasia

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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, ..."

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