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Cassava

Cas´sa`va   Pronunciation: kăs´så`vå
n.1.(Bot.) A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant of the genus Manihot, with fleshy rootstocks yielding an edible starch; - called also manioc.
2.A nutritious starch obtained from the rootstocks of the cassava plant, used as food and in making tapioca.
Noun1.cassava - a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
2.cassava - cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
Synonyms: manioc
3.cassava - any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch
Synonyms: casava
amylum, cassava starch, manioc, manioca, starch, tapioca
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