noun cas·sa·va \kə-ˈsä-və\

: a tropical plant with thick roots that are used to make small white grains (called tapioca) that are used in cooking

Full Definition of CASSAVA

:  any of several American plants (genus Manihot, especially M. esculenta) of the spurge family grown in the tropics for their edible tuberous roots which yield a nutritious starch; also :  the root — compare tapioca 1

Origin of CASSAVA

Spanish cazabe cassava bread, from Taino caçábi
First Known Use: 1555

Rhymes with CASSAVA


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