[ ed-oh ]

noun,plural ed·does.
  1. 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

Words Nearby eddo

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How to use eddo in a sentence

  • eddo took it in his hand and another slave filled it with water from the gourd; the last drop of the water filled it to the brim.

    The Ghost Kings | H. Rider Haggard
  • For eddo as she knew well was jealous of her authority over Rachel; jealous too of the love that they bore one to the other.

    The Ghost Kings | H. Rider Haggard
  • A bough struck the Umkulu slave who was carrying eddo, and swept off his head, leaving the dwarf unharmed.

    The Ghost Kings | H. Rider Haggard
  • These causes eddo and his fellow-priests heard and settled as seemed best to them, nor did any dare to dispute their rulings.

    The Ghost Kings | H. Rider Haggard
  • When youth and comeliness fade then wisdom grows, and wisdom is power, eddo, true power.

    The Ghost Kings | H. Rider Haggard

British Dictionary definitions for eddo


Chinese eddo

/ (ˈɛdəʊ) /

nounplural eddoes
  1. other names for taro

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