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cassava

manioc

yuca

source of

tapioca

on-line video: traditional manioc processing -- Gilles Chertier
on-line video: preparing manioc flour -- Gilles Chertier

Cassava root (Manihot esculenta).

Cassava root
(Manihot esculenta)

 

cassava
NOUN:   Also called yuca. 1. A shrubby tropical American plant (Manihot esculenta) widely grown for its large, tuberous, starchy roots. 2. The root of this plant, eaten as a staple food in the tropics only after leaching and drying to remove cyanide. Cassava starch is also the source of tapioca. In both senses also called manioc.
ETYMOLOGY:   Ultimately from Taino casavi, flour from manioc.
tapioca
NOUN:   A beady starch obtained from the root of the cassava, used for puddings and as a thickening agent in cooking.
ETYMOLOGY:   Portuguese, from Tupi [language of Brazil] typióca : ty, juice + pyá, heart + oca, to remove. [from tipi'óka]

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Manihoteae
Genus: Manihot
Species: M. esculenta
Binomial name
Manihot esculenta
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Moche potato ceramic. Larco Museum Collection.  Lima, Peru.

Yuca Ceramic
Moche Culture
Larco Museum Collection
Lima, Peru

Vincent Van Gogh: "Potato Eaters", Nünen, April 1885, Oil on Canvas.

"Potato Eaters"
Vincent Van Gogh
Oil on Canvas
Nünen, April 1885

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