Definition of madumbi in English:

madumbi

(also madombe)

noun

South African
  • The edible starchy tuber of the taro, Colocasia esculenta, or its variety antiquorum; the plant itself, which in South Africa is cultivated mainly in KwaZulu-Natal.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Official Yearbook of Union 1949. Aphetic from amadumbi.

Pronunciation

madumbi

/məˈdʊmbi/