Cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca; SYN. manioc, mandioc, mandioca, tapioca plant, gari, Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima.
ETYM French cassave, Spanish cazabe, from kasabi, in the language of Haiti.
1. A starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics; SYN. cassava starch, manioc, manioca.
2. Any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch; SYN. casava.
3. Cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca; SYN. manioc.
Or manioc; Plant Manihot utilissima, belonging to the spurge family Euphorbiaceae. Native to South America, it is now widely grown throughout the tropics for its starch-containing roots, from which tapioca and bread are made.
Tropical plant with roots yielding starch used in tapioca making; manioc.
dagger plant / ˈdæɡər ˈplænt /
yucca / jəkə /
ETYM New Lat., from Yuca, its name in St. Domingo.
Plant of the genus Yucca, family Liliaceae, with over 40 species found in Latin America and southwest US. The leaves are stiff and sword-shaped and the flowers white and bell-shaped.
Yuccas grow in dry soils where nitrate salts, required for protein manufacture, are in short supply. They have therefore evolved the ability to use ammonia, absorbed from animal urine, instead. Feeding extracts of yucca to livestock has been shown to reduce the emission of unpleasant ammoniacal smells from factory farms.
Any of several evergreen plants of the genus Yucca having usually tall stout stems and a terminal cluster of white flowers; warmer regions of North America.
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