genus colocasia meaning

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Noun: genus Colocasia
  1. Small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro
    - Colocasia

Type of: liliopsid genus, monocot genus

Part of: Araceae, arum family, family Araceae


  1. They are also fairly common in Northeastern Brazil, where they might be called ( literally " potato " ), but less so than true yams of the genus Colocasia.
  2. Cocoyams that are cultivated as food crops belong to either the genus Colocasia or the genus Xanthosoma and are generally composed of a large spherical corm ( swollen underground storage stem ), from which a few large leaves emerge.

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