from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The cassava-plant or its product.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The tropical plants (Manihot utilissima, and Manihot Aipi), from which cassava and tapioca are prepared; also, cassava.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable, uncountable The tropical plant, Manihot esculenta, from which cassava and tapioca are prepared.
  • noun uncountable Cassava root, eaten as a food.
  • noun uncountable A food starch prepared from the root.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
  • noun a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
  • noun cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Tupí mandioca, manioca.]

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From Middle French manioc and Spanish mandioca, ultimately from Old Tupi manioka.


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