Cassava

Organic cassava (mandioca, manioc, aipim, brazilian cuisine), fresh and raw on rustic wooden table

Manihot esculenta

Synonyms:
Manioc, Tapioca
Cassava (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • cassaba, cassada

Etymology

From Portuguese cassave, from Taíno *kasabi (cassava flour) (compare Garifuna sibiba), from Proto-Arawak *sapi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kəˈsɑːvə/

Noun

cassava (countable and uncountable, plural cassavas)

  1. Manioc (Manihot esculenta), a tropical plant which is the source of tapioca.
    Synonym: yuca
  2. Tapioca, a starchy pulp made with manioc roots.
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