taro root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n taro root tropical starchy tuberous root
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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
The taro-root was of an oval shape, about ten inches long and four or five thick.
"The Coral Island a Tale of the Pacific Ocean" by R. M. Ballantyne
The taro root looks like a thick, or, if you please, a corpulent sweet potato, in shape, but is of a light purple color when boiled.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The taro root looks like a thick, or, if you please, a corpulent sweet potato, in shape, but is of a light purple color when boiled.
"Roughing It, Part 7." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Gradually the potato superseded amongst them the taro and fern-root, and even to some extent the kumara.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
There must be nearly a hundred of them and I notice a little taro root here and there.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
Also baskets of yams, taro, bananas, and other roots, cocoa-nuts, fruits, and oranges.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
The taro-root was of an oval shape, about ten inches long and four or five thick.
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
When you have a five-cent piece and a taro root before you, and are hungry, which will you take?
"The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The natives pay the greatest attention to the cultivation of the taro root.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
A bushel of candle-nuts, and about the same quantity of taro and patara roots, completed our winter supplies.
"The Island Home" by Richard Archer
There were no useful roots such as the potato, the turnip, or the yam, or the taro.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Australia" by Frank Fox
Poi was made from a native root called taro, of mottled bluish-white meat.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt
The taro is the root of a plant like a lily, which grows in swamps.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In news:

2 large taro roots , about 1 pound.
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