Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of casaba.

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Examples

  • The natural remedy for the permanent decrease of the native fever, is the clearing up and cultivation of the land, which will be for some time yet to come, tardy; as emigration to Liberia is very slow, and the natives very unlike those of Yoruba -- cultivate little or nothing but rice, cassaba, and yams, and these in comparative small patches, so that there is very little need for clearing off the forest.

    Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

  • At sunset along a path across this plaza came a melancholy procession of sad-faced women bearing plantains, cassaba, bread and fruit -- each coming with food to some wretch behind those bars to whom

    Cabbages and Kings

  • At sunset along a path across this plaza came a melancholy procession of sad-faced women bearing plantains, cassaba, bread and fruit -- each coming with food to some wretch behind those bars to whom she still clung and furnished the means of life.

    Cabbages and Kings

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