Definition of Colocasia esculenta
1. 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.
Terms within: Cocoyam, Dasheen, Edda, Taro, Taro Root, Cocoyam, Dasheen, Eddo, Taro
Generic synonyms: Aroid, Arum
Group relationships: Colocasia, Genus Colocasia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colocasia Esculenta
Literary usage of Colocasia esculenta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. 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, ..."
2. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1990)
"be bumped together, be in collision. Colocasia 6m (nu.): taro (colocasia esculenta). sawa (nu.): taro (colocasia esculenta). ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"colocasia esculenta, Schott). ELEPHANT'S EAR. Fig. 522. Spadix with an appendage half as long as the ..."
4. Allelopathy: The Effects of Chemicals Produced by Plants by Henry Gilbert (1994)
"Language: English Descriptors: Sorghum bicolor; Roots; Growth; Inhibition; colocasia esculenta; Plant residues; Allelopathy; Phytotoxicity 220 NAL Call No: ..."
5. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and Biological Control of Plant Pests by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"R4 Insect pests of taro (colocasia esculenta) and their biological controls in ... Language: English Descriptors: American samoa; colocasia esculenta; ..."