1. cassava, cassava starch, manioc, manioca, starch, amylum

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

2. cassava, manioc, root

usage: cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca

3. bitter cassava, manioc, mandioc, mandioca, tapioca plant, gari, Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima, cassava, casava

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

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