pungapung

pungapung
noun
putrid-smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber
Hypernyms: ↑arum, ↑aroid
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Amorphophallus

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\\ˌpəŋˈgäˌpəŋ\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Tagalog pungapong
: a Philippine aroid (Amorphophallus campanulatus) that has a putrid odor

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  • Amorphophallus campanulatus — noun putrid smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber • Syn: ↑pungapung, ↑telingo potato, ↑elephant yam, ↑Amorphophallus paeonifolius • Regions: ↑Philippines, ↑Republic of the Philippines …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amorphophallus paeonifolius — noun putrid smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber • Syn: ↑pungapung, ↑telingo potato, ↑elephant yam, ↑Amorphophallus campanulatus • Regions: ↑Philippines, ↑Republic of the Philippines …   Useful english dictionary

  • elephant yam — noun putrid smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber • Syn: ↑pungapung, ↑telingo potato, ↑Amorphophallus paeonifolius, ↑Amorphophallus campanulatus • Regions: ↑Philippines, ↑Republic of t …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Amorphophallus — noun genus of large tropical east Asian cormous aroids: devil s tongue; snake palm • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Araceae, ↑family Araceae, ↑arum family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Philippines — noun 1. a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946 (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑Republic of the Philippines • Members of this Region: ↑Manila Bay, ↑adobo, ↑Abu Sayyaf, ↑Beare …   Useful english dictionary

  • Republic of the Philippines — noun a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946 • Syn: ↑Philippines • Members of this Region: ↑Manila Bay, ↑adobo, ↑Abu Sayyaf, ↑Bearer of the Sword, ↑Alex Boncayao Brigade, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • telingo potato — noun putrid smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber • Syn: ↑pungapung, ↑elephant yam, ↑Amorphophallus paeonifolius, ↑Amorphophallus campanulatus • Regions: ↑Philippines, ↑Republic of the Ph …   Useful english dictionary

  • telinga potato — noun Usage: usually capitalized T : pungapung …   Useful english dictionary

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