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Colocasia

noun
1.
Small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro.  Synonym: genus Colocasia.



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"Colocasia" Quotes from Famous Books



... carry the young lady and the merchant that thou mayest strip them both whilst his shop is still shut?" Then she walked on and Khatun after her, followed by the young merchant, till she came to a dyery, kept by a master dyer, by name Hajj Mohammed, a man of ill-repute; like the colocasia[FN194] seller's knife cutting male and female, and loving to eat both figs and pomegranates.[FN195] He heard the tinkle of the ankle rings and, raising his head, saw the lady and the young man. Presently the old woman came up to him and, after ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 7 • Richard F. Burton



Words linked to "Colocasia" :   family Araceae, dasheen, Araceae, arum family, taro, liliopsid genus, dalo, monocot genus, genus Colocasia, taro plant



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