[Sca-cooks] Taro was: looking for lentil recipe

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Fri Mar 11 07:09:34 PST 2011

In looking up various meanings of "colocasia", one dictionary says that
it is "arum colocasia" and calls it "Egyptian bean".

Alys K., watching the snow fly

They are apparently referencing Palladius who identified "colocaseum" as 
Faba Aegyptica or the Egyptian bean.  Arum colocasia is an entirely 
different plant, Colocasia esculenta, AKA taro.  Some ancients also confused 
C. esculenta with the water arum, Calla palustris.


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