[man-dee-oh-kuh, meyn-]


Origin of mandioca

< Spanish, Portuguese < Tupi manioca; cf. manioc Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mandioca

Historical Examples of mandioca

  • 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.