man·​i·​oc | \ ˈma-nē-ˌäk How to pronounce manioc (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˌman-​dē-​ˈō-​kə How to pronounce mandioca (audio) \

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Savor the flavors The traditional order on the beach is Biscoito Globo (a manioc starch snack) and Matte Leão (cold tea). National Geographic, "See Rio like a Nat Geo Explorer," 11 Mar. 2019 Bushwhacking through the forest, the team came upon ample evidence of the isolated group—including footprints, earthen pots, and large garden plots of manioc, sugarcane, and yams. Scott Wallace, National Geographic, "Alleged Massacre of Uncontacted Tribe Linked to Gold Mining," 8 Dec. 2017 The Tsimane eat unprocessed complex carbs high in fiber, like brown rice, plantain, manioc, corn, nuts and fruits. Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "Learning From Our Parents’ Heart Health Mistakes," 10 Apr. 2017 Plots of corn, manioc, and bananas surrounding the cluster of communal huts—known as a maloca—seemed capable of sustaining as many as 80 to a hundred people. Ricardo Stuckert, National Geographic, "Exclusive: Stunning New Photos of Isolated Tribe Yield Surprises," 21 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of manioc

1544, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for manioc

French manioc & Spanish & Portuguese mandioca, all ultimately from Tupi maniʔóka, mandiʔóka

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The first known use of manioc was in 1544

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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