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[man-ee-ok, mey-nee-] /ˈmæn iˌɒk, ˈmeɪ ni-/
Origin of manioc
1560-70; < Tupi man(d)ioca; replacing manihot < Middle French < Guarani man(d)io Unabridged
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Examples from the web for manioc
  • 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.
  • There is also research on the use of grains and manioc.
British Dictionary definitions for manioc


another name for cassava (sense 1)
Word Origin
C16: from Tupi mandioca; earlier form manihot from French, from Guarani mandio
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Word Origin and History for manioc

1560s, from Tupi manioch, mandioca, name for the root of the cassava plant.

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