Manihot utilissima
Cassava Cas"sa*va (k[a^]s"s[.a]*v[.a]), n. [F. cassave, Sp. cazabe, fr. kasabi, in the language of Haiti.] 1. (Bot.) A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant of the genus {Manihot}, with fleshy rootstocks yielding an edible starch; -- called also {manioc}. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are two species, bitter and sweet, from which the cassava of commerce is prepared in the West Indies, tropical America, and Africa. The bitter ({Manihot utilissima}) is the more important; this has a poisonous sap, but by grating, pressing, and baking the root the poisonous qualities are removed. The sweet ({Manihot Aipi}) is used as a table vegetable. [1913 Webster]

2. A nutritious starch obtained from the rootstocks of the cassava plant, used as food and in making tapioca. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Manihot utilissima — valgomasis maniokas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karpažolinių šeimos daržovinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Manihot esculenta), kilęs iš Brazilijos. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Manihot utilissima — Manioc Ma ni*oc, n. [Pg. mandioca, fr. Braz.] (Bot.) The tropical plants ({Manihot utilissima}, and {Manihot Aipi}), from which cassava and tapioca are prepared; also, cassava. [Written also {mandioc}, {manihoc}, {manihot}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manihot utilissima — Cassareep Cas sa*reep (k[a^]s s[.a]*r[=e]p), n. A condiment made from the sap of the bitter cassava ({Manihot utilissima}) deprived of its poisonous qualities, concentrated by boiling, and flavored with aromatics. See {Pepper pot}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manihot utilissima — noun cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca • Syn: ↑bitter cassava, ↑manioc, ↑mandioc, ↑mandioca, ↑tapioca plant, ↑gari, ↑Manihot esculenta …   Useful english dictionary

  • Manihot utilissima Pohl — Symbol MAES Synonym Symbol MAUT Botanical Family Euphorbiaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Manihot — Manĭhot oder Maniok, Kassavestrauch, bittere Kassave (Manihot utilissima Pohl oder Jatropha Manihot L. [Abb. 1127; a männliche, b weibliche Blüte, beide durchschnitten, c Frucht]), Pflanzengattg. der Euphorbiazeen, Strauch aus dem trop. Amerika… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Manihot esculenta — Manioc Manioc …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Manihot manihot — valgomasis maniokas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karpažolinių šeimos daržovinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Manihot esculenta), kilęs iš Brazilijos. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Manihot aipi — valgomasis maniokas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karpažolinių šeimos daržovinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Manihot esculenta), kilęs iš Brazilijos. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Manihot dulcis — valgomasis maniokas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karpažolinių šeimos daržovinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Manihot esculenta), kilęs iš Brazilijos. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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