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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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World class Aussie fast bowler Glenn McGrath was bowling to chicken farmer turned cricketer Eddo Brandes, and as the rotund Zimbabwean played and missed yet again, McGrath said "Oi Brandes, why are you so bloody fat?
In an Australia v Zimbabwe match, McGrath couldn't stomach the fact that No 11 Eddo Brandes was still in although he couldn't get his bat near the ball.
Perhaps it was all a ruse to mislead their group rivals - including England - but it was still galling to witness a display which produced a maximum partnership of just 26, between Guy Whittall and Eddo Brandes.
Ever since poultry farmer Eddo Brandes humiliated Graham Gooch's men at the 1992 World Cup, Zimbabwe have enjoyed regular hen parties at England's expense.
At 36, chicken farmer and pace bowler Eddo Brandes is a bit of a wild card.
The first ball of the final over, bowled by wily Eddo Brandes, was driven by Franks towards the long-off boundary.
England's tormentor-in-chief on the last tour, the celebrated chicken farmer Eddo Brandes, may be in the Zimbabwe A side today along with several other experienced players.
Why are you so fat," another famous Aussie sledger, Glenn McGrath, shouted at Zimbabwean batsman Eddo Brandes, after an unsuccessful delivery.
Zimbabwe captain Alistair Campbell had put Pakistan in to bat on a pitch which had some early-morning moisture and watched his pace bowlers, Eddo Brandes, Craig Johnson and Heath Streak, reduce the home side to just 116 for seven before a late rally.
But the classic was Aussie Glenn McGrath to Zimbabwe tail-ender Eddo Brandes.
Zimbabwe were 116 for seven in the 31st over before Paul Strang and Eddo Brandes put on 58 in 83 balls for the eighth wicket.