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): cassava, manioca

Definition categories: substance, amylum, starch

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

Similar word(s): cassava

Definition categories: plant, root

3. cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca

Similar word(s): mandioc, mandioca

Definition categories: plant, casava, cassava