dasheen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dasheen tropical starchy tuberous root
    • n dasheen 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
    • n dasheen edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dasheen a 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.
    • Dasheen 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.
    • Dasheen a tropical starchy tuberous root.
    • Dasheen the edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants.
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Usage

In literature:

As a substitute for the potato of commerce the "Dasheen" long ago passed the experimental stage.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
The dasheen is well adapted for the stuffing of fowl.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
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