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Cassava vs. Taro — What's the Difference?

Cassava vs. Taro — What's the Difference?

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Cassava

Manihot esculenta, commonly called cassava (), manioc, or yuca (among numerous regional names) is a woody shrub native to South America of the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. Although a perennial plant, cassava is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates.
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Taro

Edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
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Cassava

The starchy tuberous root of a tropical tree, used as food in tropical countries.
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Taro

Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, a root vegetable most commonly known as taro (), kalo, dasheen, madhumbe, marope, magogoya, patra or godere (see §Names and etymology for an extensive list). It is the most widely cultivated species of several plants in the family Araceae that are used as vegetables for their corms, leaves, and petioles.
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Cassava

The shrubby tree from which cassava is obtained, native to tropical America and cultivated throughout the tropics.
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Taro

A tropical Asian plant of the arum family which has edible starchy corms and edible fleshy leaves, especially a variety with a large central corm grown as a staple in the Pacific.
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Cassava

A shrubby tropical American plant (Manihot esculenta) widely grown for its large, tuberous, starchy roots.
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Taro

A widely cultivated tropical Asian aroid plant (Colocasia esculenta) having broad peltate leaves and large starchy edible corms.
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Cassava

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, yuca.
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Taro

The corm of this plant. In both senses also called cocoyam.
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Cassava

Manioc (Manihot esculenta), a tropical plant which is the source of tapioca.
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Taro

Colocasia esculenta, raised as a food primarily for its corm, which distantly resembles potato.
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Cassava

Tapioca, a starchy pulp made with manioc roots.
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Taro

Any of several other species with similar corms and growth habit in Colocasia, Alocasia etc.
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Cassava

A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant of the genus Manihot, with fleshy rootstocks yielding an edible starch; - called also manioc.
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Taro

Food from a taro plant.
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Cassava

A nutritious starch obtained from the rootstocks of the cassava plant, used as food and in making tapioca.
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Taro

A name for several aroid plants (Colocasia antiquorum, var. esculenta, Colocasia macrorhiza, etc.), and their rootstocks. They have large ovate-sagittate leaves and large fleshy tuberous rootstocks, which are cooked and used for food in tropical countries.
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Cassava

A starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
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Taro

Herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves
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Cassava

Cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
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Taro

Tropical starchy tuberous root
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Cassava

Any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch
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