noun, plural ed·does.

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
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Historical Examples of eddo

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

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

  • 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.

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

    The Ghost Kings

    H. Rider Haggard

British Dictionary definitions for eddo


Chinese eddo

noun plural eddoes

other names for taro
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