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dasheen:

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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dasheen

[da′shēn]
(botany)
Colocasia esculenta. A plant in the order Arales, grown for its edible corm.
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Evaluated Land-use Groups Land-use Group Crops/Land Uses Included Pineapples Pineapples Field Crops Dasheen, cassava, sweet potato, yam Fruit Tree Crops Sugar apple, custard apple, carambola, guava, Indian jujube, wax apple Vegetable Crops Onions, peanuts, cucumber, tomato, sweet/hot pepper, string beans Pasture/Grass Crops Grass for feeding livestock (e.
The West Indian-inspired callaloo--a creamy blend of dasheen leaves, crab, okra, coconut milk, herbs and spices--is considered the national dish and is often served at Sunday lunch.
We loved delicacies such as roti, a pancake-style roll filled with curried chicken or vegetables, and callaloo, a hot soup of dasheen leaves, okra and coconut milk.
Jacques needs little prompting to extol the benefits of river crayfish, crabs, cassava, dasheen (also known as taro root) and tannias (a tropical root plant).
Coconut, green and yellow papayas, tamarinds, jack fruit, mangoes, bananas, plantains, bread fruit, ackee (a fruit), dasheen, callalou leaves, banana leaves, pineapple, passion fruits, lobster, red snapper, reef fish, conch, tomatoes, pumpkin, corn, curry, allspice, bay leaves, nutmeg, cinnamon, habanero peppers, seasoned peppers and coffee are some of the common signature foods in the islands that you'll find interpreted in different ways, adds Andersson.