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ma nee ok

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • They cleared four acres of farmland and sowed their first crop: manioc, beans, peanuts, pineapples and sweet potatoes.

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