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
Recent Examples of tapioca from the Web
For the filling: Toss berries with sugar, tapioca, lime juice and salt in a bowl.
Whisk rice flour, sorghum flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum in a medium bowl.
Those with a sweet tooth will find plenty to enjoy in the park's chocolate pineapple upside down cake and guava tapioca pudding.
Here, guests will find 60-plus menu items, all made on site, including quinoa edamame burgers, coconut curry chicken, sweet plantains, pineapple upside down cake and guava tapioca pudding.
These treats, like all of Pushkin’s baked products, start with a special blend of sorghum, tapioca and wheat flours and potato starch.
In a small bowl, mix lemon juice, tapioca and ½ cup sugar.
The leafy plaza had a mellow vibe with vendors offering bowls of the deep-purple açaí fruit sprinkled with tapioca.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tapioca'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of tapioca
Portuguese, from Tupi t i̵p i̵ʔóka
First Known Use: 1707See Words from the same year
TAPIOCA Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of tapioca for Students
: small pieces of starch from roots of a tropical plant used especially in puddings
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tapioca? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).