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man·i·oc

 (măn′ē-ŏk′) also man·i·o·ca (măn′ē-ō′kə)
n.

[French, from Tupí mandioca, manioca.]

manioc

(ˈmænɪˌɒk) or

manioca

n
(Plants) another name for cassava1
[C16: from Tupi mandioca; earlier form manihot from French, from Guarani mandio]

cas•sa•va

(kəˈsɑ və)

n., pl. -vas.
1. any of several tropical American plants belonging to the genus Manihot, of the spurge family, having tuberous roots.
2. a nutritious starch from the roots, the source of tapioca.
[1545–55; < Sp cazabe cassava bread or meal < Taino]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manioc - a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plantmanioc - a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
tapioca - granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings
amylum, starch - a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles
2.manioc - cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leachingmanioc - cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
tapioca - granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings
bitter cassava, gari, mandioc, mandioca, Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima, tapioca plant, manioc - cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
3.manioc - cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stemsmanioc - cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
cassiri - a drink resembling beer; made from fermented cassava juice
casava, cassava - any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch
cassava, manioc - cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
Translations

manioc

[ˈmænɪɒk] Nmandioca f, yuca f

manioc

nManiok m
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At the Sagrado Coracao colony, they had fifty hectares under cultivation, growing corn, rice, sugar cane, and manioc, and 205 Bororo had been "definitively installed" in wattle-and-daub houses or in their own thatched ranchos.
They lived in a cinder-block house in comparative comfort and ate the foods available, including the native staple, manioc - a root that is soaked in water, dried and pounded and sifted to make a kind of flour.
Piles of manioc, mounds of tiny Ndagara fish from Lake Tanganyika, clothes, beggars and every kind of household goods and vegetables, clamour for the visitor's attention and cash.
The most common starch thickeners include flours or powders of wheat, corn, potato, arrowroot, and rice, and grainy-texture quick cooking tapioca, which is made from manioc.
Although it may be true, as the author wryly asserts, that the yellow gorse bush was the only plant which Portugal gave to the new world, it is equally true that the Portugese transformed the tropics by spreading the cultivation of sugar and cashews, manioc and peanuts, peppers and nutmeg, not to mention chewing tobacco.
The majority of the local economy is based on a traveling family farming in abatis (burn) for own consumption (growing manioc, tubers, fruits and other vegetables).
o (Brazilian prawn and okra) Ingredients:1 pound bag of fresh okra, cut into 1 inch pieces, 1/4 cup manioc meal (corn starch can also be used), 2 cups fish stock, 1 pound fresh tiger prawns, peeled and de-veined, 1 onion, finely chopped, 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped, 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper to taste Method: Cook the okra in boiling water for 3 minutes, drain immediately and set it aside.
and recovered starch grains from manioc, potato, chili pepper, arrowroot and algarrobo.
You can't imagine what it's like having to feed your children on just manioc leaves.
Rather, non-ending street rehearsals in the heart of Pelourinho, its colonial district, have almost become a registered trademark of the city, alongside the distinctive flavor of street corner acaraje--the hot African dish of manioc flour topped with shrimp.
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