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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.

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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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Eddo Stern has some disturbing images in his video games that use real-world politics, while Marina Zurkow turns the dark side of human nature into lush cartoons.
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Some of the best, or worst, sledging couldn't be repeated in a family newspaper, but a mild example is the exchange between Zimbabwean batsman, Eddo Brandes, and the Australian bowler Glenn McGrath.
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Viv Richards, Eddo Brandes and Andrew Flintoff all have a place in sledging folklore but one of the greatest, most surreal sledges of all time is greatly under appreciated.
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My kids love their chicken nuggets but now they have to understand why I won't let them have them - Eddo, Glasgow
A chicken farmer named Eddo Brandes ensured that Michael Atherton's team left Zimbabwe at the end of that miserable tour with egg on their faces.
Flower departed to Jayasuriya's next ball and it needed a few late, lusty blows from Eddo Brandes to take the score close to 200.