n. taro, a large herb with arrow-shaped leaves, cultivated mainly for its underground corms, which are eaten in sweet stews. They are also eaten boiled or baked in times of famine. The leaves, shoots and petioles are also used as a vegetable: Colocasia esculenta. — sa Amirikánu, Haway see bisul. gabigabi n. name given to various plants which resemble gábi; 1. wild plants, Monochoria spp. 2. ornamentals, Caladium spp.