cassava cassava


  1. (n) a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
  2. (n) cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
  3. (n) any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch


  1. He usually ate once a day: yam, cassava or corn.
  2. Farmers are busy cultivating cassava and coffee.
  3. A woman carries tapioca, a cassava food, after drying it near a burning gas flare belonging to the Shell oil company in Utorogu near Warri, Nigeria.


  • Spicy, zesty and hot

    Henry Homeyer When I was a young man I lived in Africa and learned to love hot, spicy foods. In Cameroon, where I was a Peace Corps volunteer, the food was generally bland. Local folks ate ground corn, rice or cassava that was boiled up and only made interesting when served with a sauce made of leaves, spices and hot peppers — and very occasionally a little meat or fish. read more
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Times Record

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  1. "Even if you burn everything, even if it looks like charcoal briquettes or there's too much salt or if you brought a cassava melon home instead of a spaghetti squash, it doesn't matter because the effort was made," Ray said.
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Rachael Ray Source: Pocono Record

  2. "I saw one incident with my own eyes. I visited a camp...... he roasted the hands of a human being, then ate them with boiled cassava," Blah said, in a testimony that also detailed a key link between Taylor and rebels in Sierra Leone's civil war.
    on May 14, 2008 By: Moses Blah Source: Africasia

  3. "We have already seen improvements in many regions, smart investments in cassava, sweet potatoes, legumes, rice and maize were helping farmers grow more in harsh conditions. Training and market access are also ensuring that farmers earn more for...
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Bill Gates Source: Hindustan Times

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