A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant associated with the genus Manihot with fleshy rootstocks producing an edible starch labeled as also manioc
- a starch made by leaching and drying the source of this cassava plant; the foundation of tapioca; a staple meals within the tropics
- some of a few plants associated with genus Manihot having fleshy origins producing a healthful starch
- cassava root consumed as a staple meals after drying out and leaching; supply of tapioca
- A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant associated with genus Manihot, with fleshy rootstocks producing an edible starch; -- labeled as additionally manioc.
- A nutritious starch obtained from rootstocks associated with cassava plant, used as food as well as in making tapioca.
1560s, from French cassave, Spanish casabe, or Portuguese cassave, from Taino (Haiti) ca
cassava [Manihot esculenta]
The cassava (manioca) and indigo plants are indigenous.