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cas·sa·va

 (kə-sä′və)
n.
1. A shrubby tropical American plant (Manihot esculenta) widely grown for its large, tuberous, starchy roots.
2. The root of this plant, eaten as a staple food in the tropics only after leaching and drying to remove cyanide. Cassava starch is also the source of tapioca. In both senses also called manioc, yuca.

[Ultimately from Taíno casavi, flour from manioc.]
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cassava

(kəˈsɑːvə)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: manioc any tropical euphorbiaceous plant of the genus Manihot, esp the widely cultivated American species M. esculenta (or utilissima) (bitter cassava) and M. dulcis (sweet cassava)
2. (Cookery) a starch derived from the root of this plant: an important food in the tropics and a source of tapioca
[C16: from Spanish cazabe cassava bread, from Taino caçábi]
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cas•sa•va

(kəˈsɑ və)

n., pl. -vas.
1. any of several tropical American plants belonging to the genus Manihot, of the spurge family, having tuberous roots.
2. a nutritious starch from the roots, the source of tapioca.
[1545–55; < Sp cazabe cassava bread or meal < Taino]
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cassava

A root vegetable resembling a large, brown sweet potato.
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Noun1.cassava - a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plantcassava - a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
tapioca - granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings
amylum, starch - a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles
2.cassava - cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leachingcassava - cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
tapioca - granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings
bitter cassava, gari, mandioc, mandioca, Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima, tapioca plant, manioc - cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
3.cassava - any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch
genus Manihot, Manihot - genus of economically important tropical plants: cassava
bitter cassava, gari, mandioc, mandioca, Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima, tapioca plant, manioc - cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
Manihot dulcis, sweet cassava - South American plant with roots used as a vegetable and herbage used for stock feed
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Translations
نَباتٌ اسْتِوائي يُنْتِجُ تابْيوكا
maniok
maniokplante
kasszava
manjokrunni
manijokas
manioks
maniok
manyok

cassava

[kəˈsɑːvə] Nmandioca f
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cassava

[kəˈsɑːvə] n (= plant) → manioc m (= food) → manioc m
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cassava

nManiok m
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cassava

(kəˈsaːvə) noun
(also tapioca plant) a tropical plant, whose roots yield tapioca.
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References in classic literature ?
I searched for the cassava root, which the Indians, in all that climate, make their bread of, but I could find none.
Table 1: Dry matter content, cyanide levels and vitamin C in raw cassava root from MH95/0183, MM96/2480 and Fumba chai Cultivar Dry matter Vitamin C content (%) (mg/100g) DMB MH95/0183 36.79 [+ or -] 0.85b 73.10 [+ or -] 6.45a MM96/2480 37.69 [+ or -] 0.45b 136.11 [+ or -] 2.86a Fumba chai 30.32 [+ or -] 0.49a 105.80 [+ or -] 2.84a Cultivar Cyanide content (mg/kg) DMB MH95/0183 37.04 [+ or -] 0.424b MM96/2480 16.37 [+ or -] 3.26a Fumba chai 48.48 [+ or -] 0.431c 1.
Effect of supplementing gamba grass (Adropogon gayanus) with cassava (Mahinot esculenta Crantz) hay and cassava root chips on feed intake, digestibility and growth in goats.
Cassava root contains high level of energy which has been used as energy sources in ruminant diets (Chanjula et al., 2004; Khampa et al., 2006; Wanapat and Khampa, 2007).
The CBSV transmission experiments included grafting, seeds, CBSV-infected cassava root debris, or mechanical transmission by sap, leaf harvesting or cutting tools (Figure 1).
With over 200 million MT of world cassava root production, cassava starch contributes less than 8 % of the world starch production compared to starches derived from most other plants.
[42.] Charoenrath S, Boonsang O and C Narkvirot Biochemical Composition in Cassava root and Physicochemical Properties of Starch.
The low crude protein value obtained here was in line with the fact that cassava root is a poor source of protein [16], as well as lipids.
Bubble tea is glazed with Boba, which are soft, chewy, and gummy tapioca pearls extracted from cassava root.
We'd often cook it in a Mexican stew called carne guisada, with vegetables," he said.&nbsp;"Isabel would use&nbsp;it to make a typical northeastern dish called Macaxeira, made from cassava root, which was tasty."
The CD allows farmers to harvest cassava root crops at a rate of 1.8 to 3 hectares per day, according to PhilMech.