Meaning of cassava


Pronunciation: (ku-sä'vu), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several tropical American plants belonging to the genus Manihot, of the spurge family, as M. esculentaand M. dulciscultivated for their tuberous roots, which yield important food products.
  2. a nutritious starch from the roots, the source of tapioca.
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