[ muh-lang-guh ]

  1. a thick, fleshy-leaved South American plant, Xanthosoma atrovirens, of the arum family, having leaves up to 3 feet (90 centimeters) long and nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) wide.

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Origin of malanga

First recorded in 1850–55; from Latin American Spanish, from Kongo malánga “taro”
  • Also called West Indian kale.

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