Meaning of manaca in English:

manaca

Pronunciation /ˈmanəkə/

noun

(also manacá)
rare
  • A South American shrub, Brunfelsia uniflora (family Solanaceae), the root of which is used in Brazil to treat syphilis, rheumatism, fevers, and snake bites.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From Brazilian Portuguese manacá from Tupi mana'ká.