One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A taro corm or plant of a West Indian variety with many edible cormlets.
Colocasia esculenta variety antiquorum, family Araceae
- ‘The smaller taro, or eddo, is popular in Caribbean and West African cooking, but wearing gloves when peeling is a necessity as it can irritate the skin.’
- ‘The flesh of both the larger taro and eddo is white or cream-colored with pink-purple flecks.’
Late 17th century: of West African origin.
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