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Valid words made from Taro

You can make 19 words from 'taro' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'taro'

RATO 4ROTA 4
TARO 4TORA 4

3 letters words from 'taro'

ART 3OAR 3
OAT 3ORA 3
ORT 3RAT 3
ROT 3TAO 3
TAR 3TOR 3

2 letters words from 'taro'

AR 2AT 2
OR 2TA 2
TO 2 

All 4 letters words made out of taro

taro atro trao rtao arto rato taor ator toar otar aotr oatr troa rtoa tora otra rota orta arot raot aort oart roat orat

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word taro. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in taro.

Definitions and meaning of taro

taro

Etymology

Borrowed from Maori taro. Doublet of kalo, from Hawaiian.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtæɹəʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtɛɹoʊ/, /ˈtɑɹoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -æɹəʊ
  • Homophone: tarot

Noun

taro (usually uncountable, plural taros)

  1. Colocasia esculenta, raised as a food primarily for its corm, which distantly resembles potato.
    Synonyms: colocasia, elephant ears
  2. Any of several other species with similar corms and growth habit in Colocasia, Alocasia etc.
  3. Food from a taro plant.
    Synonym: dasheen

Hyponyms

  • (similar plants): giant taro, Alocasia and species, especially Alocasia macrorrhizos; swamp taro, Cyrtosperma merkusii; Xanthosoma sagittifolium

Derived terms

  • Chinese taro, chinese taro (Alocasia cucullata)
  • giant swamp taro (Cyrtosperma merkusii)
  • giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhizos)
  • metallic taro (Alocasia macrorrhizos)
  • swamp taro (Cyrtosperma merkusii)
  • taro flying frog (Rhacophorus taronensis)
  • taro-patch fiddle

Descendants

  • Tok Pisin: taro

Translations

See also

  • eddo

Anagrams

  • -ator, RATO, Rato, Roat, Rota, rato, rota

French

Etymology

From Maori taro, from Proto-Polynesian *talo, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taləs

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ta.ʁo/

Noun

taro m (plural taros)

  1. taro (plant)

Synonyms

  • colocase

Further reading

  • “taro” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Etymology

Unknown. Probably from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaɾo̝/

Noun

taro m (plural taros)

  1. sandbank
    Synonyms: banco, barra, restinga, brica, sirte
  2. peak, mountain
    Synonyms: cotarro, outeiro

References

  • “taro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “taro” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “taro” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Hiri Motu

Noun

taro

  1. taro

Italian

Verb

taro

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tarare

Anagrams

  • arto, atro, rota

Kholosi

Etymology

From Sanskrit तारा (tārā).

Noun

taro ?

  1. star

References

  • Eric Anonby; Hassan Mohebi Bahmani (2014) , “Shipwrecked and Landlocked: Kholosi, an Indo-Aryan Language in South-west Iran”, in Cahier de Studia Iranica xx[1], pages 13-36

Maori

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *talo, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taləs (compare Javanese talas).

Noun

taro

  1. taro
  2. bread

Descendants

  • English: taro
    • Tok Pisin: taro
  • French: taro
  • German: Taro

Maranao

Noun

taro

  1. wax

References

  • A Maranao Dictionary, by Howard P. McKaughan and Batua A. Macaraya

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.rɔ/

Noun

taro f

  1. vocative singular of tara

Portuguese

Noun

taro m (plural taros)

  1. taro (Colocasia esculenta; edible corm of the taro plant)

Spanish

Verb

taro

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of tarar.

Tahitian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *talo, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taləs

Noun

taro

  1. taro

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English taro.

Noun

taro

  1. The taro plant.

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /ˈtarɔ/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /ˈtaːrɔ/, /ˈtarɔ/

Etymology 1

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁- (to rub, turn; pierce).

Verb

taro (first-person singular present trawaf)

  1. to strike, hit

Conjugation

Etymology 2

From English taro, from Maori taro, from Proto-Polynesian *talo, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taləs.

Noun

taro m (uncountable)

  1. taro

Mutation

Further reading

R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “taro”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies


Yami

Noun

taro

  1. wax
  2. candle

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TARNISH, to dull the lustre of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)