Jamaican name for tannia and yautia. A staple food in the Caribbean, this tuber was originally imported from Polynesia (where it is known as taro) by the Portuguese. Cocos have a white chalky flesh. They may be left in the ground for considerable periods of time.
Patois: Bring back sum coco fi mi wen yuh deh cum bak fram di markit
English: Bring back some cocos for me when you are coming back from the market