noun Etymology: Spanish cazabe cassava bread, from Taino caçábi Date: 1555 any of several American plants (genus Manihot, especially M. esculenta) of the spurge family grown in the tropics for their edible tuberous roots which yield a nutritious starch; also the root — compare tapioca 1

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