Unknown vegetable root (Water caltrop, 菱角)

Does anybody know what this vegetable/root is called, please, preferably in English? Is sold on some vegetable markets and is edible. Thank you.!

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I think it’s 菱角

I forgot how it tasted like but I used to remember liking them.

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Best in soup, steamed/boiled

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I’ve never heard it called any of those names. We always called it water chestnut. It’s common in American Chinese food.

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That’s something else, 荸薺.

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I didn’t know that.

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It’s crisper and less starchy than 菱角.

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You live and learn.

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I thought the maybe terms were being used interchangeabley, but you’re right. Looks like the scientific name is trapa bicornis for this variety and trapa natans for the water chestnut.

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These are water chestnuts

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Yes got it. Trapa natans.

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How can you be sure that you have chestnuts?

Why would you assume it has an English name? Even if it has one, it might not be as useful as you expected. If you want to know the pronunciation it’s Ling jiao.

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What does ling jiao translate to in English?

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Asian vegg

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Liinng cheeiiao.

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Water caltrop, or, alternately, weird looking starchy root thing.

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Manchurian wild peanuts?

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Just call it lîng-kak.

mustache nut sounds like a fun name as well

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Sounds like a gay sex act though.

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