Etymology
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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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Definitions of manioc

manioc (n.)
a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics;
Synonyms: cassava / cassava starch / manioca
manioc (n.)
cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca;
Synonyms: cassava
manioc (n.)
cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca;
Synonyms: bitter cassava / mandioc / mandioca / tapioca plant / gari / Manihot esculenta / Manihot utilissima
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