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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dasheen  \Dash`een"\,  n. 
  A  tropical  aroid  (of  the  genus  {Caladium},  syn.  {Colocasia}) 
  having  an  edible  farinaceous  root.  It  is  related  to  the  taro 
  and  to  the  tanier,  but  is  much  superior  to  it  in  quality  and 
  is  as  easily  cooked  as  the  potato.  It  is  a  staple  food  plant 
  of  the  tropics,  being  prepared  like  potatoes,  and  has  been 
  introduced  into  the  Southern  United  States. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dasheen 
  n  1:  edible  starchy  tuberous  root  of  taro  plants  [syn:  {taro},  {cocoyam}, 
  {eddo}] 
  2:  herb  of  the  Pacific  islands  grown  throughout  the  tropics  for 
  its  edible  root  and  in  temperate  areas  as  an  ornamental 
  for  its  large  glossy  leaves  [syn:  {taro},  {taro  plant},  {dalo}, 
  {Colocasia  esculenta}] 
  3:  tropical  starchy  tuberous  root  [syn:  {taro},  {taro  root},  {cocoyam}, 
  {edda}] 




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