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From: "John Criswick" <criswick at spiceisle.com> on 2016.07.12 at 00:01:20(23663)
Yes I certainly remember bringing this name seguine up before. Not that anything conclusive resulted.

You have made a good point with Maple. However, in Grenada today, or at least in the 70s (everything is changing), the name “siggin” referred also to Monstera obliqua, which is/was fed to pigs. Therefore one is tempted to conclude that “siggin” means “aroid” although the name s never applied to Colocasia or Xanthosoma, two edible cultivated aroids.




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