dasheen

[da-sheen]
noun
  1. the taro plant, Colocasia esculenta, native to tropical Asia, now cultivated in the southern U.S. for its edible tubers.

Origin of dasheen

1895–1900; representing French de Chine of China
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British Dictionary definitions for dasheen

dasheen

noun
  1. another name for taro

Word Origin for dasheen

C19: perhaps changed from French (chou) de Chine (cabbage) of China
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