cassava

English

cassava

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Etymology

From Portuguese cassave, from Taino *kasabi (cassava flour) [1] (compare Garifuna *sibiba), from Proto-Arawakan *sapi.

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Noun

cassava (plural cassavas)

  1. Manioc ( Manihot esculenta), a tropical plant which is the source of tapioca.
  2. Tapioca, a starchy pulp made with manioc roots.
    • 1677, Thomas Holyoke [i.e., Thomas Holyoake], “Jucca”, in A Large Dictionary: In Three Parts: I. The English before the Latin, [...] II. The Latin before the English, [...] III. The Proper Names of Persons, Places, and Other Things Necessary to the Understanding of Historians and Poets. [...], London: Printed for W[illiam] Rawlins, for G[eorge] Sawbridge, W[illiam] Place, T[homas] Basset, T[homas] Dring, J[ohn] Leigh, and J[ohn] Place, OCLC 78213826:
      Jucca, ſive Yucca Peruana. The root whereof the bread Caſua, or Cazava is made.

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References

  1. ^ cassava” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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