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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Taro  \Ta"ro\,  n.  [From  the  Polynesian  name.]  (Bot.) 
  A  name  for  several  aroid  plants  ({Colocasia  antiquorum},  var. 
  {esculenta},  {Colocasia  macrorhiza},  etc.),  and  their 
  rootstocks.  They  have  large  ovate-sagittate  leaves  and  large 
  fleshy  rootstocks,  which  are  cooked  and  used  for  food  in 
  tropical  countries. 




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