manioc

[man-ee-ok, mey-nee-]
noun

Origin:
1560–70; < Tupi man(d)ioca; replacing manihot < Middle French < Guarani man(d)io

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manioc or manioca (ˈmænɪˌɒk, ˌmænɪˈəʊkə)
 
n
another name for cassava
 
[C16: from Tupi mandioca; earlier form manihot from French, from Guarani mandio]
 
manioca or manioca
 
n
 
[C16: from Tupi mandioca; earlier form manihot from French, from Guarani mandio]

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manioc
1560s, from Tupi mandioca, name for the root of the cassava plant.
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Example sentences
If you think durian isn't right for you, try manioc.
Serve with white rice, manioc flour and carrots slices toasted in butter, and
  fried breaded banana.
It usually starts with chili peppers and maybe a few manioc plants for greens.
It primarily uses corn, and in smaller proportions sorghum, manioc and
  sugarcane as feedstocks.
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