manioca


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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.]
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Noun1.manioca - a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plantmanioca - 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
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Cassava flour, locally known as manioca, is used widely, whether it's in the bread, as a side toasted with herbs (farofa), or thrown into stews or purees - no meal is complete without it.
Furthermore, their data indicated that for energy feeds, beet pulp and manioca produced the highest and rice bran produced the lowest C[H.