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  1. pia, Indian arrowroot, Tacca leontopetaloides, Tacca pinnatifida(noun)

    perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australia; cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch

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  1. Tacca leontopetaloides

    Tacca leontopetaloides is a species of flowering plant in the yam family Dioscoreaceae, that is native to tropical Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, northern Australia, New Guinea, Samoa, Micronesia, and Fiji. It was intentionally brought to tropical Pacific Islands with early human migrations. Common names include Polynesian Arrowroot, Pia, Masoa, Mahoaʻa, Yabia Gapgap and Taka.


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