noun man·a·ca \ˈmanə̇kə\
variants: or


\-kən\ less commonly

manaca root

Definition of manaca



  1. :  the dried root of a shrub (Brunfelsia hopeana) of Brazil and the West Indies that has been used to treat rheumatism and syphilis —called also vegetable mercury

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Origin and Etymology of manaca

Portuguese manacá, from Tupi

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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