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man·i·oc(măn′ē-ŏk′) also man·i·o·ca (măn′ē-ō′kə)
[French, from Tupí mandioca, manioca.]
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|Noun||1.||manioca - 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