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Alocasia macrorrhiza

Definition of the noun alocasia macrorrhiza

What does alocasia macrorrhiza mean as a name of something?


  1. large evergreen with extremely large erect or spreading leaves; cultivated widely in tropics for its edible rhizome and shoots; used in wet warm regions as a stately ornamental
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of Alocasia macrorrhiza: giant taro
    • more generic terms: alocasia / elephant ear / elephant's ear = any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries

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Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

Alocasia macrorhiza Schott; Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.) Schott & Endl.; Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.) G. Don; Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.) Schott; ...

Google previewA New Bislama Dictionary (2003)

by Terry Crowley

(Alocasia macrorrhiza) waelu ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Polynesia (2002)

by Robert D. Craig

TARO ( Alocasia macrorrhiza, Colocasia esculenta). A major food source among the Polynesians, one that comes in over 20 varieties. The plant originated in the Indo -Malayan ...

Google previewA Sinhalese-English Dictionary (1892)

by Benjamin Clough

plant, alocasia macrorrhiza ; large earthen ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

[Alocasia macrorrhiza] 2 an Australian sea squirt used as fishing bait.

Google previewAmerican Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (2011)

by Christopher Brickell

See Alocasia macrorrhiza. Giant feather grass. See Stipa gigantea. Giant fennel. See Ferula. Giant filbert. See Corylus maxima. Giant granadilla. See Passiflora quadrangularis. Giant Himalayan lily. See Cardiocrin um giganteum.

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