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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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manioc

(ˈmænɪˌɒk) or

manioca

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

manioc

[ˈmænɪɒk] Nmandioca f, yuca f
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manioc

nManiok m
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