1. [ noun ] (botany) cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
Synonyms: cassava
Related terms: root bitter_cassava tapioca
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
Synonyms: cassava_starch manioca cassava
Related terms: starch tapioca
3. [ noun ] (botany) cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
Synonyms: mandioc mandioca tapioca_plant gari Manihot_esculenta Manihot_utilissima bitter_cassava
Related terms: cassava cassava cassiri
Similar spelling:   manioca