mandioca [man-dee-oh-kuh, meyn-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. cassava.

Origin of mandioca Spanish, Portuguese Tupi manioca; cf. manioc Examples from the Web for mandioca Historical Examples of mandioca

  • A tray of mandioca root, farinha, was set in the hot sun to dry.

    The Sea and the Jungle

    H. M. Tomlinson

  • He feeds on leaves and many kinds of fruit, and sometimes does much injury in the mandioca fields of the Indians.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

  • The most interesting subject connected with our trip was the cultivation and preparation of the mandioca.

    A Voyage round the World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • To plant a field of mandioca, the stems of the old plants are cut into bits about four inches long, and stuck in the ground.

    A Voyage round the World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The mandioca or cassava (Manihot utilissima) from which it is made is supposed to be indigenous, though it is not found wild.

    The Andes and the Amazon

    James Orton

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