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Definition of "manioca" [manioca]

  • A starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "manioca" in a sentence
  • "The principal form in which cassava is eaten in West Africa is as a fermented meal known as 'gari', while in Central and South America a product, 'farinha de manioca' which is similar to 'gari' except that much less fermentation occurs during its preparation, is very popular."
  • "He instructed the people in the arts of hunting and agriculture, especially in the culture and preparation of the manioca plant, their chief source of vegetable food."
  • "Then, observing a piece of manioca cake that had been dropped by some one at supper, he took it up and ate it almost ravenously."