manioc

  1. noun
    cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
  2. noun
    cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
  3. noun
    a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics