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n. Giant taro (Alocasia macro-rrhiza), a slow-maturing crop eaten in times of shortage. I muri ake i te uriia maata kua rokoia te enua e te onge, kua akaputuputu te tangata i te kape e te ti e kua tau ki raro i te umu maata mei te a ra. After the great hurricane the country was overtaken by famine and people gathered giant taro and Cordyline roots and cooked them in a big oven for about four days. Some varieties are: kape aparu with light green stalk and leaves, kape koka, large with short leaf-stalk, kape mangio with brownish stalk and leaves, kape piki, procumbent with erect leaves. [Pn. *kape1.]

Related to kape