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mandioca

[man-dee-oh-kuh, meyn-]
noun
  1. cassava.
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Origin of mandioca

< Spanish, Portuguese < Tupi manioca; cf. manioc
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Examples from the Web for mandioca

Historical Examples

  • A tray of mandioca root, farinha, was set in the hot sun to dry.

    The Sea and the Jungle

    H. M. Tomlinson

  • He feeds on leaves and many kinds of fruit, and sometimes does much injury in the mandioca fields of the Indians.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

  • The most interesting subject connected with our trip was the cultivation and preparation of the mandioca.

  • To plant a field of mandioca, the stems of the old plants are cut into bits about four inches long, and stuck in the ground.

  • The mandioca or cassava (Manihot utilissima) from which it is made is supposed to be indigenous, though it is not found wild.