1. a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics

Similar word(s): manioc, manioca

Definition categories: substance, amylum, starch

2. cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca

Similar word(s): manioc

Definition categories: plant, root

3. any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch

Similar word(s): casava

Definition categories: plant, bush, shrub