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