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Noun: manioc  'ma-nee,ók
  1. A starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
    - cassava, cassava starch, manioca
  2. Cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
    - cassava
  3. Cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
    - bitter cassava, mandioc, mandioca, tapioca plant, gari, Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima

Derived forms: maniocs

Type of: amylum, casava, cassava, root, starch

Part of: tapioca

Encyclopedia: Manioc