What does callaloo mean?

Definitions for callalooˌkæl əˈlu, ˈkæl əˌlu

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  1. callaloo(Noun)

    Any of various tropical plants grown in the Americas, especially of the genus Xanthosoma, cultivated for their edible leaves.

  2. callaloo(Noun)

    A spicy soup or stew made from such leaves.

  3. Origin: From American Spanish calalú.


  1. Callaloo

    Callaloo is a popular Caribbean dish originated from West Africa served in different variants across the Caribbean. The main ingredient is a leaf vegetable, traditionally either amaranth, taro or Xanthosoma. Both are known by many names, including callaloo, coco, tannia, bhaaji, or dasheen bush. Because the leaf vegetable used in some regions may be locally called "callaloo" or "callaloo bush", some confusion can arise among the vegetables and with the dish itself. Outside of the Caribbean, water spinach is occasionally used. Trinidadians and Dominica primarily use taro/dasheen bush for callaloo, although Dominica also uses water spinach. Jamaicans and Guyanese on the other hand use the name callaloo to refer to amaranth, and use it in a plethora of dishes and also a drink. The 'callaloo' made in Jamaica is different from the 'callaloo' made in Trinidad and Tobago in terms of main ingredient and other ingredients included. Callaloo is the National Dish of Trinidad and Tobago.

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  1. Callaloo


    Boogaloo; me and you; True and true;


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of callaloo in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of callaloo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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