: a genus of economically important herbs or shrubs (family Euphorbiaceae) originally tropical American but now widespread in the tropics, having alternate entire or palmate leaves, apetalous monoecious flowers and 3-seeded capsular fruit see bitter cassava, ceará rubber , sweet cassava

Word History


New Latin, from French, cassava, of Tupian origin

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“Manihot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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