- n. Plural form of cassava.
“The rubber launched her, and grapefruits and cassavas also helped send her on her way.”
“The children grew cassavas and greens on the land their parents left them, but they still went to sleep hungry many nights.”
“Root and tuber vegetables that come from the tropics generally contain less water than common potatoes, and as much as double the starch potatoes are 18% carbohydrate by weight, cassavas 36%.”
“However, where there are crops, one cannot [word indistinct], because we still do not have machines that pick up and clean the sweet potatoes, cassavas, and all the other crops.”
“Evidently at a previous time effort had been made to clear the jungle and to cultivate bananas and cassavas.”
“It was a lovely morning, and passing gaily through the plantations of potatoes, manioc and cassavas, we came to the nests of the sociable grosbeak, the sight of which charmed the children immensely.”
“MY GROUP has rescued me and my children from poverty," says Faustina Kwei, rearranging baskets piled high with cassavas and plantains around her market stall in a poor suburb of Accra, Ghana's capital.”
“It takes time to genetically engineer a food crop, and the new cassavas still aren't ready.”
“The pair sleep on thin fabric next to a pile of cassavas and a bag of corn in their clay hut with its corrugated iron roof.”
“Fatuma is requesting a loan of 250000 TSH in order to purchase cassavas and potatoes.”
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