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  • noun a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics


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  • The principal form in which cassava is eaten in West Africa is as a fermented meal known as 'gari', while in Central and South America a product, 'farinha de manioca' which is similar to 'gari' except that much less fermentation occurs during its preparation, is very popular.

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  • He instructed the people in the arts of hunting and agriculture, especially in the culture and preparation of the manioca plant, their chief source of vegetable food.

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  • Then, observing a piece of manioca cake that had been dropped by some one at supper, he took it up and ate it almost ravenously.

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  • While I search out a recipe for my preferred dish for the morning - the Eggs à la Turque, I give you the following idea - nicer than manioca perhaps?

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