Definition of eddo in English:


Syllabification: ed·do
Pronunciation: /ˈedō

noun (plural eddoes)

  • A taro corm or plant, especially of a West Indian variety with many edible cormlets.
    • Colocasia esculenta variety antiquorum, family Araceae
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    • The smaller taro, or eddo, is popular in Caribbean and West African cooking, but wearing gloves when peeling is a necessity as it can irritate the skin.
    • The flesh of both the larger taro and eddo is white or cream-colored with pink-purple flecks.


late 17th century: of West African origin.

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