Origin of mandioca
< Spanish, Portuguese < Tupi manioca; cf. manioc
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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
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.The Andes and the Amazon