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dasar
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Dase
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Dash
dash down
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Dashiell Hammett
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dasheen definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants [syn: taro, cocoyam, dasheen, eddo]
2: herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves [syn: taro, taro plant, dalo, dasheen, Colocasia esculenta]
3: tropical starchy tuberous root [syn: taro, taro root, cocoyam, dasheen, edda]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1899 taro

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dasheen Dash`een", n. A tropical aroid (of the genus Caladium, syn. Colocasia) having an edible farinaceous root. It is related to the taro and to the tanier, but is much superior to it in quality and is as easily cooked as the potato. It is a staple food plant of the tropics, being prepared like potatoes, and has been introduced into the Southern United States.




 


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