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Definition 1: any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cassava in the sense of this definition

(cassava is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of cassava ) cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca

(... is a kind of cassava ) South American plant with roots used as a vegetable and herbage used for stock feed

(... is a member of cassava) genus of economically important tropical plants: cassava

Definition 2: cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cassava in the sense of this definition

(cassava is a kind of ...) (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

(... is part of cassava) cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca

(cassava is made of the substance ...) granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings

Definition 3: a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for cassava in the sense of this definition

(cassava is a kind of ...) a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles

(... is made of the substance cassava) granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings

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