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
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Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, cherry tomato, okra, Southern pea, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, roselle, sweet potato and yard-long bean; start transplants of eggplant, peppers and tomatoes from seed in mid-July. 4.
A kaleidoscope of packages, jars and produce from nearly every continent is jammed in — side by side are purple yams from Laos, green plantains from Ecuador, mahogany-brown cassava from Nigeria, tan egg roll wrappers from Vietnam.
Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, chayote, cherry tomatoes, dasheen, malanga, okra, roselle, southern peas, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, sweet potatoes and yard-long beans. 4.
In Africa, the starch in similar dishes comes from tuberous root vegetables like cassava.
In 2014, Kumala launched Avani Eco, which produces four tons of cassava-plastic products each day.
Dunn shows how we have been spared catastrophe by legions of unsung heroes and heroines working across a range of crops, from cassava to cocoa to rubber to wheat.
Ground seeds mixed with water cures stomachaches. Kneaded into a starchy tuber called cassava,
Fields of peanuts, cassava, beans and corn have been abandoned.
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Origin and Etymology of cassava
Spanish cazabe cassava bread, from Taino caçábi
First Known Use: 1555See Words from the same year
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Definition of cassava for English Language Learners
: a tropical plant with thick roots that are used to make small white grains (called tapioca) that are used in cooking
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