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any of various tropical plants of the genus Alocasia See aroid
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New Latin from Greek kolokāsiā lotus root
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  • The alae replied: “It is in the leaf of the a-pe plant” (alocasia macrorrhiza).

  • A new plant, modelled like the Caladiums, the alocasia Metallica, excited him even more.

    Against The Grain Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • Edible but itchy root, grown as ornamental and wild: alocasia macrorrhiza.

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