taro plant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n taro plant 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
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Beyond the artu was a little clearing, where the chapparel had been carefully removed and taro roots planted.
"The Blue Lagoon" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Poi is the chief article of food among the natives, and is prepared from the taro plant.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The people claim that all other taro beds must be planted annually.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
Poi is the chief article of food among the natives, and is prepared from the taro plant.
"Roughing It, Part 7." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Taro and similar vegetables are planted by women in August and September among the yams, at distances of 2 or 3 feet apart.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
For some time after a burial taro is planted beside the house of death and enclosed with a fence.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
Towards evening we come to some gardens, where the natives plant their yam and taro.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
A very valuable food plant, indigenous to these Islands, is the taro (Colocasia esculenta).
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
One mixed the planting of taro and the harvest-home.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Then he twisted the neck of the bird and was told to rub the stem of the taro plant.
"Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina" by W. D. Westervelt
The two taro plants thought best to flee, therefore took to themselves wings and made a short flight to a neighboring taro patch.
"Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology)" by W. D. (William Drake) Westervelt
The taro is the root of a plant like a lily, which grows in swamps.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
***

In news:

HONOLULU (AP) — Taro , the crop used to make poi, has been named the state plant.
Taro is a symbol of Hawaii that was set to become the state plant last year.
Here is a gardner snake on our Taro plant.
***