Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Manihoteae — the cassava plant.

Etymologies

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From Guaraní.

Examples

  • In contrast to yams, mere is only one species of cassava bearing the scientific name Manihot esculenta Crantz and belonging to the family of the Euphorbiaceae.

    5 Cassava

  • Cassava, Manioc, and Yuca These are all names for the elongated root of a tropical plant in the spurge family, Manihot esculenta, which has the very useful habit of lasting in the ground for as much as three years.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Cassava, Manioc, and Yuca These are all names for the elongated root of a tropical plant in the spurge family, Manihot esculenta, which has the very useful habit of lasting in the ground for as much as three years.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Tapioca Tapioca, derived from the root of a tropical plant known as manioc or cassava Manihot esculenta, p. 305, is a root starch used mostly in puddings.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Tapioca Tapioca, derived from the root of a tropical plant known as manioc or cassava Manihot esculenta, p. 305, is a root starch used mostly in puddings.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Notable mixtures are with any of the following vegetables: Corchorus olitorius (vombo), pumpkin leaves (mhango), cassava (Manihot esculenta) leaves

    Chapter 7

  • (Manihot esculenta Crantz.), leucaena (Leucacna leucocephala) and gliricidia

    Chapter 3

  • Manihot esculenta cassava drought-tolerant once established

    Chapter 6

  • Crops such as potatoes, sweet potato, cassava (Manihot esculenta) and other root crops are also stored in this manner, sometimes as a curing method.

    Chapter 8

  • Manihot esculenta is a short-lived shrubby perennial growing up to 5 m in height.

    Chapter 9

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