Definition of cassava noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəˈsɑːvə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈsɑːvə//
    (also manioc) [uncountable] Carbohydrates
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  1. 1a tropical plant with many branches and long roots that you can eat See related entries: Carbohydrates
  2. 2the roots of this plant, which can be boiled, fried, roasted or made into flour cassava flour See related entries: Carbohydrates
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Taino casávi, cazábbi, influenced by French cassave.
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