Definition of Tapioca plant
1. Noun. Cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca.
Terms within: Cassiri
Generic synonyms: Casava, Cassava
Terms within: Cassava, Manioc
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Literary usage of Tapioca plant
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1. The Universe: Or, The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little by Félix-Archimède Pouchet (1884)
"... perfumed nectar that the bee transforms into honey; elsewhere, sombre 190. The tapioca plant aud its ..."
2. Materia Medica of Hindoostan, and Artisan's and Agriculturist's Nomenclature.. by Whitelaw Ainslie (1813)
"I am inclined to think, from the circumstance of the tapioca plant having no Sanscrit, Arabic, or Persian name, that it is not originally a native of ..."
3. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1871)
"Cultivation of the tapioca plant.—His Highness the first Prince of Travancore has addressed a letter to the Madras Government on the importance of ..."
4. The Island of Formosa, Past and Present: History, People, Resources, and by James Wheeler Davidson (1903)
"... Formosa of sugar cane from, 452, 455; yield of the tapioca plant in, 555. .... tree found in mountains near, 539; growth ot the tapioca plant at, 555. ..."
5. The American Homœopathic Pharmacopœia by Boericke & Tafel (1882)
"The tapioca plant, also known as cassava, mandioc, and manioc, is probably indigenous to Brazil, where it has been cultivated, from a remote period, ..."
6. Select Extra-tropical Plants: Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1885)
"The Bitter Cassava or Tapioca-Plant. Eastern Brazil. Closely allied to M. Aipi, producing varieties with roots of poisonous acridity and with roots ..."
7. The Law of Pure Food and Drugs, National and State: With Appendices by William Wheeler Thornton (1912)
"... by heating in a moist state the starch made from the root of the cassava or tapioca plant, which is indigenous to certain South American countries. ..."