Definitions for "Cassava"
Keywords:  tapioca, manioc, starchy, yuca, manihot
A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant of the genus Manihot, with fleshy rootstocks yielding an edible starch; -- called also manioc.
A nutritious starch obtained from the rootstocks of the cassava plant, used as food and in making tapioca.
root crop of sweet potato variety commonly used in native cakes
A plant that has a high level of thiocyanate, which cause goiter, especially in areas of the world where there is also iodine deficiency
A perennial woody shrub grown as an annual, a major source of low-cost carbohydrates for populations in the humid tropics. Thailand is the main exporter of cassava, which is sold as high-calorie food for livestock in Europe.