Definition of manioc in English:



  • another term for cassava
    • ‘In the south, rice, corn, and manioc are the primary starches; millet, sorghum, and yams are preferred in central and northern communities.’
    • ‘People farm corn, manioc, potatoes, beans, and rice for their personal use.’
    • ‘The agricultural products are sugar, rice, manioc, cocoa, vegetables, and bananas.’
    • ‘Grains, particularly maize, and manioc are incorporated into almost all meals.’
    • ‘The most important Native American cultivars were maize, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and manioc or cassava.’
    • ‘Another downside is the plant's relatively short growing season; manioc, peanuts, and potatoes, in contrast, provide cash flow throughout the year.’
    • ‘The growing and processing of manioc into cassava bread and farina was once a major subsistence activity, but now wheat bread is widely available from local bakeries.’
    • ‘Traditional rural staples are sweet potatoes, manioc, yams, corn, rice, pigeon peas, cowpeas, bread, and coffee.’
    • ‘Plantains and manioc are important foods in much of the country, especially the north and the Mosquitia.’
    • ‘Cultivation of crops is limited to the coastal area, where the population is largely concentrated; rice and manioc are the major crops.’
    • ‘Staple foods, apart from sorghum and millet, are maize, manioc, potatoes, rice, sesame, and some bean species.’
    • ‘Banana plants are interspersed among the manioc, avoiding the monoculture typical of industrialized agriculture.’
    • ‘There are songs about fishing, planting, and how to use a hoe, paddle a canoe, or pound manioc with a giant mortar and pestle.’
    • ‘Other common foods include rice, beans, fish, potatoes, and manioc.’
    • ‘Some alternate breakfast foods include boiled manioc, maize porridge, or fried cakes made of rice flour.’
    • ‘The basis of Amazonian cuisine is a type of cassava, known in Brazil as manioc.’
    • ‘The sources include corn, potatoes, barley, wheat, Jerusalem artichokes, cacti, and manioc.’
    • ‘Behind every green hill there's another hill, with eucalyptus groves and banana trees and terraced fields of sweet potato and manioc and corn.’
    • ‘Traditional households eat porridge for breakfast, which is made from millet, corn, yams, or manioc.’
    • ‘Fried manioc was somewhat more dense than traditional French fries but almost identical in taste.’


Mid 16th century: from French, from Tupi manioca.