noun Man·i·hot \ˈmanəˌhät\

Definition of Manihot

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of manihot

New Latin, from French, cassava, of Tupian origin — more at manioc

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