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manioc Syllabification: man·i·oc
Pronunciation: /ˈmanēˌäk/

Definition of manioc in English:


Another term for cassava.
Example sentences
  • Staple foods, apart from sorghum and millet, are maize, manioc, potatoes, rice, sesame, and some bean species.
  • The most important Native American cultivars were maize, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and manioc or cassava.
  • Traditional rural staples are sweet potatoes, manioc, yams, corn, rice, pigeon peas, cowpeas, bread, and coffee.


Mid 16th century: from French, from Tupi manioca.

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