Manihot

noun

Man·​i·​hot
ˈmanəˌhät
: 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

Etymology

New Latin, from French, cassava, of Tupian origin

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“Manihot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Manihot. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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