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Noun: cassava  ku'saa-vu
  1. A starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
    - cassava starch, manioc, manioca
     
  2. Cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
    - manioc
     
  3. Any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch
    - casava

Derived forms: cassavas

Type of: amylum, bush, root, shrub, starch

Part of: bitter cassava, gari, genus Manihot, mandioc, mandioca, Manihot, Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima, manioc, tapioca, tapioca plant

Encyclopedia: Cassava