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tarota‧ro /ˈtɑːrəʊ $ -roʊ/ noun (plural taros) [countable, uncountable]  TACa tropical plant grown for its thick root, which is boiled and eaten
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taroThe small boy with us is collecting crabs from the swamp; soon he has enough to fill a big taro leaf.Rice was their basic food and their most important food crop, far ahead of maize, taro or sago.This plant, taro, is more welcome.Coconuts are being scraped and the juice is squeezed on pounded taro or cassava for puddings.
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