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- n. Alternative form of cassava.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See cassava.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cassava.
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The plant is called cassada, and it grows in the Cape Verd Islands, as well as in Rio de Janeiro, and many other parts of South America.
In these gardens also grow yams, and mandihoca, which in the West Indies is called cassada or cassava, and to the flower of which the people here, as I have before observed, give the name of _farinha de pao_, which may not improperly be translated, powder of post.
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After performing this ceremony, of which Columbus himself could not foresee the consequences to the Indians, for he was very kind to them, he made them presents of trinkets and other trifles, with which they were greatly delighted, and brought him in return the fruits of their fields and groves, and a sort of bread called cassada, made from the root of the yuca; with whatever else their own simple mode of life might afford.
When midday came they were served with huge pieces of fresh beef, pots of yams and beans, messes of rice and loaves of strange-tasting bread made, Richard was told later, from a root called “cassada.”
Every single day they got fresh beef, fresh vegetables of some kind, and fresh cassada bread.
We really voted this discovery of the cassada root quite a grand discovery, though I was always very fidgety about the poisonous milk in it.
The sultry and moist climate greatly accelerated  the growth of coffee,  rice and cassada.
But I find from a particular examination, that we shall be obliged to allow them to draw rations longer than I expected, owing to the great scarcity of country produce, the cassada being so nearly exhausted, that it is, and will be, impossible to obtain, until new crops come in, much to aid our provisions, unless by going some distance into the country.
The Company's crop of rice and cassada is especially promising.
His crop of rice and cassada on a ten acre farm failed and checked so bold an example from all except Lott Cary.