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[ed-oh] /ˈɛd oʊ/
noun, plural eddoes.
the edible root of the taro or of any of several related plants.
Origin of eddo
1765-75; < one or more WAfr languages; compare Igbo édè, Fante edwó(w) yam Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Hello, eddo, we ran away just to scare you, and we'll do it again if we please!

  • eddo loved her because "she hadn't any pins in her feet" and did not resent his rough handling.

  • Every one in the back of the house was busy; no one but eddo heard Zee's cries.

  • I wish I was little like eddo, before 'twas wrong for me to be naughty.

  • eddo heard, and his yellow face grew white with rage, or fear.

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  • "I know," said eddo, nodding his bead and looking at his companion.

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  • When eddo understood these words he lifted his head and stared at Rachel amazed.

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  • "If I do, that will be a bad hour for thee, eddo," replied Noie.

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  • This eddo speaks great words, but he is also a great coward.

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  • If eddo has his will, thou wilt rule after me here as Mother of the Trees.

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British Dictionary definitions for eddo


noun (pl) eddoes
other names for taro
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