Meaning of “cassava” in the English Dictionary

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"cassava" in British English

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cassavanoun [ U ]

uk /kəˈsɑː.və/ us /kəˈsɑː.və/

also manioc a South American plant with large roots, or a type of flour made from these roots

Examples from literature

  • Of this root they make in the West Indies a sort of bread, called cassava bread. 
  • The care of our animals occupied us a great part of the morning, then we prepared our cassava, and baked our cakes on iron plates. 
  • The country around is elevated, undulating, and very extensively planted with cassava. 
  • Very heavy crops of maize and sorghum are raised, and the cassava bushes are seven feet in height. 
  • When we plant cassava, they do the same. 

(Definition of “cassava” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)