Definition of manioc in English:


Syllabification: man·i·oc
Pronunciation: /ˈmanēˌäk


  • another term for cassava.
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    • 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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