Definition of Manioc

1. Noun. A starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics.

Exact synonyms: Cassava, Cassava Starch, Manioca
Substance meronyms: Tapioca
Generic synonyms: Amylum, Starch



2. Noun. Cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca.
Exact synonyms: Cassava
Terms within: Tapioca
Group relationships: Bitter Cassava, Gari, Mandioc, Mandioca, Manihot Esculenta, Manihot Utilissima, Tapioca Plant
Generic synonyms: Root

3. Noun. Cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca.
Exact synonyms: Bitter Cassava, Gari, Mandioc, Mandioca, Manihot Esculenta, Manihot Utilissima, Tapioca Plant
Terms within: Cassiri
Generic synonyms: Casava, Cassava
Terms within: Cassava

Definition of Manioc

1. n. The tropical plants (Manihot utilissima, and M. Aipi), from which cassava and tapioca are prepared; also, cassava.

Definition of Manioc

1. Noun. (countable uncountable) The tropical plant, ''Manihot esculenta'', from which cassava and tapioca are prepared. ¹

2. Noun. Cassava root, eaten as a food. ¹

3. Noun. A food starch prepared from the root. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manioc

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Manioc

1. The tropical plants (Manihot utilissima, and M. Aipi), from which cassava and tapioca are prepared; also, cassava.[Written also mandioc, manihoc, manihot. Origin: Pg. Mandioca, fr. Braz. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Manioc

manikins
manila maguey
manila paper
manila tamarind
manilas
manilla
manilla paper
manillas
manille
manilles
manimals
maniness
maninose
maninoses
manioc (current term)
manioca
maniocas
maniocs
maniped
manipeds
maniphalanx
maniple
maniples
manipulability
manipulable
manipulably
manipulandum
manipular
manipulars

Literary usage of Manioc

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1892)
"In order to convert any part of the great savannahs of Hayti into a conuco, or manioc-field, it was only necessary to set fire, at the proper season, ..."

2. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1892)
"... or manioc-field, it was only necessary to set fire, at the proper season, to the dry prairie grass, to throw up the soil with the fire-hardened stick, ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1873)
"The soil destined for manioc must not be wet. In warm countries the tubers are available in about eight months, though they continue to grow afterwards. ..."

4. Tropical Agriculture: A Treatise on the Culture, Preparation, Commerce and by Peter Lund Simmonds (1889)
"manioc, OR CASSAVA. This is the plant chiefly cultivated for food purposes ... The manioc would seem to be a native of Brazil; it has been introduced into ..."

5. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"The manioc is the bread of the people, and a confiant food which the poor have always in plenty; hence no beggars are to be feen in the country. ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"It is said that an acre of manioc will nourish more persons than six acres of wheat. ... Tins is the purest aud most wholesome part of the manioc. ..."

7. The History of Mankind by Friedrich Ratzel (1897)
"They plant more manioc, maize, and sweet potato than they require for their own ... (From a photograph by Richard Buchta. ) days. In the manioc-fields of ..."

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