tapioca

noun tap·i·o·ca \ ˌta-pē-ˈō-kə \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of tapioca

1 : a usually granular preparation of cassava starch used especially in puddings and as a thickening in liquid food; also : a dish (such as pudding) containing tapioca
2 : cassava

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Origin and Etymology of tapioca

Portuguese, from Tupi tɨpɨʔóka


TAPIOCA Defined for English Language Learners

tapioca

noun

Definition of tapioca for English Language Learners

  • : the small, white grains of the cassava plant

  • : a dessert made by cooking tapioca grains usually with milk, eggs, and sugar


TAPIOCA Defined for Kids

tapioca

noun tap·i·o·ca \ ˌta-pē-ˈō-kə \

Definition of tapioca for Students

: small pieces of starch from roots of a tropical plant used especially in puddings


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