Pronunciation: (tär'ō, târ'ō, tar'ō), [key]
1. a stemless plant, Colocasia esculenta, of the arum family, cultivated in tropical regions, in the Pacific islands and elsewhere, for the edible tuber.
2. the tuber itself. Cf. dasheen.
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