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I was looking up Puerto Rican recipes for my new Puerto Rican boyfriend, and I can't find the meaning for "cassava." The computerized English translation only says the same thing, cassava, back. Can anyone tell me'

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updated ABR 8, 2009
posted by Liz-Connelly

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I believe tapioca is made from the cassava plant.
As in tapioca pudding.

updated ABR 8, 2009
posted by Stephinx
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Thank you, lazarus and james for your replies.

Actually what I was trying to mention was that the dictionary on this forum doesn't give you the definition of "casava" which is a Spanish word, but the dictionary says "Sorry, we could not find this word" that's not supposed to be like this.

If you check "cassava" in English dictionary, it at least tells you what it is. Of course, the dictionary of my own language tells me, too even though it doesn't give much definition.

When you type in a word in the dictionary section and it tells you that it couldn't find the word, (beginning learners) we would think if we typed in wrong word or not. But as in this example, "casava" does exist.

This may be an improvement that admins should think about it.

Thank you,

Marco

updated ABR 8, 2009
posted by Marco-T
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Did you try googling this? The very first hit gives all the info you could ever need.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava

updated ABR 8, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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For example, "casava" is the name of a plant, but what plant is it.

What plant is "casava" in English? Easy: "cassava". The problem is that if you don't know the plant in your own language, translations are useless. Go to Wikipedia, and I'm sure you'll get pictures and a description.

updated ABR 8, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Cassava is an English word. The Spanish word is written with one "s" (casava), as the double S is not used in Spanish words (only Latin or foreign ones). It is the name of a plant.

Hi Lazarus,

When I was trying to check the definition of "casava" using the dictionary on this forum, it didn't show me the definition.

I was wondering if the dictionary doesn't show the definition of special names.

I think that it would be better if the dictionary says that so we would be able to understand more easily. For example, "casava" is the name of a plant, but what plant is it. If the dictionary gives what it is, it would be great.

Thank you,

Marco

updated ABR 8, 2009
posted by Marco-T
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Cassava is an English word. The Spanish word is written with one "s" (casava), as the double S is not used in Spanish words (only Latin or foreign ones). It is the name of a plant.

updated ABR 8, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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