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malanga vs. taro

[ 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.
[ tahr-oh, tair-oh, tar-oh ]
  1. a plant, Colocasia esculenta, of the arum family, cultivated for its edible tuber: widely distributed throughout tropical and subtropical regions, including the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, India, and a number of Asian and African nations.
  2. the edible tuber of Colocasia esculenta, a widely distributed tropical and subtropical plant of the arum family.

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