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eddo (root vegetable)

Definition:

a tropical starchy tuberous root

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

eddoes

Part of:

taro plant

Substance in:

poi

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

cocoyam | dasheen | edda | taro | taro root

Etymology:

Of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Fante edwo, yam.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Taro

a common name for the corms and tubers of several plants in the Araceae family. Of these, Colocasia esculenta is the most widely cultivated and the subject of this article. More specifically, this article describes the 'dasheen' form of taro; another ... (41 of 6081 words, pronunciations, 13 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Taro

Britannica Encyclopedia:

taro [plant] | eddo [synonym] | dasheen [synonym]

herbaceous plant of the family Araceae. Probably native to southeastern Asia, whence it spread to Pacific islands, it became a staple crop, cultivated ... (23 of 110 words, 5 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/583637​/taro

Collins Dictionary:

taro | taros [plural] | eddo [other] | Chinese eddo [other] | dasheen [other] | Colocasia esculenta [species, sense-specific]

an aroid plantcultivated in the tropics for its large edible rootstock | the rootstock of this plant (16 of 384 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/taro

Oxford Dictionary:

eddo | eddoes [plural]

a taro corm or plant of a West Indian variety with many edible cormlets (14 of 41 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/eddo

American Heritage Dictionary:

eddo | eddoes [plural]

A variety of taro having small purplish tubers. | The tuber of this plant. (13 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eddo

Random House Dictionary:

eddo | eddoes [plural]

the edible root of the taro or of any of several related plants. (13 of 20 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/eddo

Wiktionary:

eddo | eddos [plural]

a plant, a variety of taro, having edible starchy tubers | the tubers of this plant (15 of 19 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eddo

New World Dictionary:

eddo | eddoes [plural]

the edible corm of the taro (6 of 18 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eddo

Merriam-Webster:

cocoyam | yautia [synonym, sense-specific] | taro [synonym, sense-specific]

"taro" | "yautia" (2 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cocoyam

Columbia Encyclopedia:

arum | Indian turnip | elephant's-ear | jack-in-the-pulpit | skunk cabbage | sweet flag | Amorphophallus titanum [species] | caladium | calamus | ...

common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats ... (24 of 112 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0804900​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

taro | taros [plural]

a tropical plant which has a root that is cooked and eaten (12 of 19 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/taro

Macmillan British Dictionary:

root vegetable [countable] | root vegetables [plural]

a vegetable such as a carrot whose root is the part that is eaten (14 of 43 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/root-vegetable

Encarta Dictionary:

taro | taros [plural] | Colocasia esculenta [species] | eddo [plants] | eddoes [plants, plural]

a perennial plant cultivated in tropical regions for its edible starchy tubers and also widely grown as an ornamental plant. Native to: Southeast ... (23 of 46 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718443​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

eddo | eddoes [plural]

Origin: Of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Fante edwo, yam.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eddo

Edda

Origin: Old Norse.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/edda

Oxford Dictionary:

eddo | eddoes [plural]

First use: late 17th century

Origin: of West African origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/eddo

Edda

Origin: either from the name of a character in the Old Norse poem Rigsthul, or from Old Norse óthr "poetry"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Edda

New World Dictionary:

eddo | eddoes [plural]

Origin: probably from native name in western African

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eddo

Edda

Origin: Old Norse

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Online Etymology:

Edda

First use: 1771

Origin: by some identified with the name of the old woman in the Old Norse poem "Rigsþul", by others derived from Old Norse oðr "spirit, mind, ... (26 of 98 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=edda

Collins Dictionary:

Edda

First use: 18th century

Origin: Old Norse

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/edda

Wiktionary:

Edda

Origin: Old Norse edda ("grandmother")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Edda

Encarta Dictionary:

eddo [plants] | eddoes [plural]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: Of W African origin

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607501​/definition​.html  [offline]

Edda

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: Probably from Old Norse ōðr "spirit, mind, passion, song, poetry"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607500​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

eddo | Chinese eddo

Audio: British English pronunciation of "eddo"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eddo

Edda

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the Free Dictionary:

eddo

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Edda

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Edda"

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Google Dictionary:

eddo | eddoes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "eddo"

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Edda

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YourDictionary Audio:

eddo

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "eddo" by speech synthesizer

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Edda

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Edda" by speech synthesizer

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