bitter cassava

noun
cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
Syn:
Hypernyms: ↑cassava, ↑casava
Substance Meronyms: ↑cassiri
Part Meronyms: ↑cassava, ↑manioc

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noun
: a cassava (Manihot utilissima) commonly used to make cassiri and other intoxicating drinks

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bitter cassava,
a cassava, the source of tapioca, whose roots contain a bitter acid which is removed by grinding and washing to make them edible.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bitter cassava — n. a species of cassava (Manihot esculenta) whose poisonous roots when processed yield tapioca starch …   English World dictionary

  • bitter cassava. — See under cassava (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

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  • cassava — /keuh sah veuh/, n. 1. any of several tropical American plants belonging to the genus Manihot, of the spurge family, as M. esculenta (bitter cassava) and M. dulcis (sweet cassava), cultivated for their tuberous roots, which yield important food… …   Universalium

  • cassava — /kəˈsavə / (say kuh sahvuh) noun 1. any of several tropical plants of the genus Manihot of the family Euphorbiaceae, as M. esculenta (bitter cassava) and M. dulcis (sweet cassava), cultivated for their tuberous roots, which yield important food… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cassava — n. 1 a any plant of the genus Manihot, esp. the cultivated varieties M. esculenta (bitter cassava) and M. dulcis (sweet cassava), having starchy tuberous roots. b the roots themselves. 2 a starch or flour obtained from these roots. Also called… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cassava — Cas sa*va (k[a^]s s[.a]*v[.a]), n. [F. cassave, Sp. cazabe, fr. kasabi, in the language of Haiti.] 1. (Bot.) A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant of the genus {Manihot}, with fleshy rootstocks yielding an edible starch; called also {manioc}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tapioca — is a flavorless, colorless, odorless starch extracted from the root of the plant species Manihot esculenta . This species, native to South America, is now cultivated worldwide and has many names, including cassava, bitter cassava, manioc,… …   Wikipedia

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