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see arumarum,
common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats of the tropics and subtropics; some are native to temperate zones.
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(Colocasia esculenta), a tropical perennial plant of the family Araceae. The large tubers of taro, weighing up to 4 kg, are used as food, boiled or fried like potatoes; the young etiolated leaves are cooked like asparagus. Taro is one of the most ancient cultivated plants. It is grown mainly in the moist tropical and subtropical regions of the eastern hemisphere and is an especially popular food in Oceania. It can be cultivated on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus.


1. an aroid plant, Colocasia esculenta, cultivated in the tropics for its large edible rootstock
2. the rootstock of this plant
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The final essays of the volume consider taro in Southeast Asia, although not necessarily in irrigation contexts strictly speaking.
Taro has factories in Canada and Israel that manufacture topical creams and ointments, liquids, capsules and tablet dosage forms, which complement Sun's current manufacturing and development capabilities for the US.
C Beth ydych chi'n edrych ymlaen ato fwyaf wrth gyflwyno Taro 9?
products are both prescription and OT-C medications, sold under the Taro label and private label or store brands.
The taro planthopper genus, Tarophagus, has three recognised species, and these are considered important insect pests on taro.
Gall Taro Naw ddatgelu fod ffermwyr organaidd trwy Brydain yn dechrau ymgyrch yr wythnos hon i sefydlu undeb organaidd ar wahan.
Taro will continue to market Fluocinonide E Cream as part of the Fluocinonide line.
If the offer is fully subscribed, the number of Taro Pharmaceutical shares to be purchased in the offer represents about 4.
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