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cassava (n.)
"tropical American plant cultivated for its edible, tuberous roots," 1560s, from French cassave, Spanish casabe, or Portuguese cassave, from a Haitian word, Taino (Arawakan) caçabi. Earlier in English as cazabbi (1550s).
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manioc (n.)

"the cassava plant or its product," an important food staple in tropical America, 1560s, from Tupi manioch, mandioca, name for the root of the cassava.

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tapioca (n.)
1640s, tipiaca, from Portuguese or Spanish tapioca, from Tupi (Brazil) tipioca "juice of a pressed cassava," from tipi "residue, dregs" + og, ok "to squeeze out" (from roots of the cassava plant).
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yucca (n.)
Central and South American name for the cassava plant, 1550s, from Spanish yuca, juca (late 15c.), probably from Taino, native language of Haiti.
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