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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; Cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; A starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant.

Usage examples (33)
  • For Oguamanam: The problem also extends to agricultural research — better manioc is underfunded.
  • "We don’t want to find out that Ceren was unique in manioc cultivation," said Sheets.
  • Cassava, also known as manioc or yuca, is a tropical starchy staple of South American origin.
  • Thailand, the world's leading exporter of cassava, which is also known as manioc, tapioca and yucca. for more
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  • Anything made from "manioc," (a starchy root used in making tapioca) made the "maniac" (a mad person) even more "manic" (relating to high excitement and craze).
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