from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See cassava.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The tropical plant, Manihot esculenta, from which cassava and tapioca are prepared.
- n. Cassava root, eaten as a food.
- n. A food starch prepared from the root.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tropical plants (Manihot utilissima, and Manihot Aipi), from which cassava and tapioca are prepared; also, cassava.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cassava-plant or its product.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
- n. a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
- n. cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
French, from Tupi mandioca, manioca.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French manioc and Spanish mandioca, ultimately from Old Tupi manioka. (Wiktionary)