Definition of Dasheen

1. Noun. Edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants.

Exact synonyms: Cocoyam, Eddo, Taro
Group relationships: Colocasia Esculenta, Dalo, Taro, Taro Plant
Generic synonyms: Root

2. 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.
Exact synonyms: Colocasia Esculenta, Dalo, Taro, Taro Plant
Terms within: Cocoyam, Edda, Taro, Taro Root, Cocoyam, Eddo, Taro
Generic synonyms: Aroid, Arum
Group relationships: Colocasia, Genus Colocasia

3. Noun. Tropical starchy tuberous root.
Exact synonyms: Cocoyam, Edda, Taro, Taro Root
Generic synonyms: Root Vegetable
Substance meronyms: Poi
Group relationships: Colocasia Esculenta, Dalo, Taro, Taro Plant

Definition of Dasheen

1. n. A tropical aroid (of the genus Caladium, syn. Colocasia) having an edible farinaceous root. It is related to the taro and to the tanier, but is much superior to it in quality and is as easily cooked as the potato. It is a staple food plant of the tropics, being prepared like potatoes, and has been introduced into the Southern United States.

Definition of Dasheen

1. Noun. The edible starchy yellow tubers of the taro plant. ¹

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Definition of Dasheen

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

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Literary usage of Dasheen

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1. Meatless Cookery: With Special Reference to Diet for Heart Disease, Blood by Maria McIlvaine Gillmore (1914)
"SCALLOPED dasheen 4 medium-sized dasheen I tablespoon flour i cup milk i tablespoon cracker crumbs \Y2 tablespoons butter i teaspoon salt Wash and scrub the ..."

2. The New Cookery: A Book of Recipes, Most of which are in Use at the Battle by Lenna Frances Cooper (1913)
"SCALLOPED dasheen 4 medium sized dasheen 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon cracker crumbs 1% tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon salt Wash and scrub the ..."

3. Mrs. Norton's Cook-book: Selecting, Cooking, and Serving for the Home Table by Jeanette Young Norton (1917)
"... dasheen greens are all good. Prepare and cook them as you would potatoes. The dasheen is a member of the elephant-eared caladium plant family. ..."

4. St. Lucia by Don Philpott (2005)
"The last two are close relatives of dasheen, and all are members of the aroid family ... Both dasheen and eddo are thought to have come from China or Japan. ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"This variety, which has come to be known simply as "dasheen," is thought to have ... The Trinidad dasheen is considered to be one of the most promising crop ..."

6. What We Eat and what Happens to it: The Results of the First Direct Method by Philip Bovier Hawk (1919)
"Is the dasheen a Good Food? Yes! The dasheen is a very popular vegetable in tropical and subtropical countries, and is used, in general, in the same ways as ..."

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