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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. 2017.
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  • Hello, eddo, we ran away just to scare you, and we'll do it again if we please!

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

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

  • 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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  • In an instant the spear that Rachel held was at eddo's throat.

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

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  • Then, forgetting eddo, she turned to Richard and began to ply him with questions.

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  • It was eddo, who called to them to come out and give themselves up.

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  • "Wish I could sit on the seat with the king-ductor," besought little eddo, moving about uneasily.

British Dictionary definitions for eddo


noun (pl) eddoes
other names for taro
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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