[ da-sheen ]
/ dæˈʃin /
the taro plant, Colocasia esculenta, native to tropical Asia, now cultivated in the southern U.S. for its edible tubers.
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Origin of dasheen
1895–1900; representing French de Chine of China
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British Dictionary definitions for dasheen
/ (dæˈʃiːn) /
another name for taro
Word Origin for dasheen
C19: perhaps changed from French (chou) de Chine (cabbage) of China
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