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cassava

(kă-sah′vă) [Sp. cazabe]
A group of perennial herbs of the genus Manihot. The plant is one of the most efficient converters of solar energy to carbohydrate. The root of M. esculenta provides an excellent source of starch and can thrive in poor, dry, acid soils. To be suitable for eating, the root is processed by one of several methods to remove or control the amount of cyanide present. Tapioca is made from cassava.

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Je ne mangeais qu'un petit morceau de poisson et un morceau de cassave [galette de manioc] une fois par jour, pas de cafe pas de croissant [rires].
Alors on prend le nouveau pere, on le met dans un hamac suspendu au faite de la case et on l'y laisse plusieurs jours sans lui donner autre chose qu'un morceau de cassave, et un peu d'eau.