manioc manioc  /ˈmæ ni ˌɑk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
  2. (n) cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
  3. (n) cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca

Usage(s):

  1. Each morning the Yawalapiti women prepared manioc cakes and beverage and the entire tribe turned their faces to the south praying that the return would be soon.
  2. Mixed into this loamish soil was evidence of prehistoric man: charcoal, occasional stone axheads made from meteorites, and a lump of manioc bread preserved in natural tree gum.
  3. They cleared four acres of farmland and sowed their first crop: manioc, beans, peanuts, pineapples and sweet potatoes.

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