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tap·i·o·ca

 (tăp′ē-ō′kə)
n.
1. A starch made from cassava roots, usually processed as beads or flakes and used for puddings and as a thickening agent in cooking.
2. A dish, especially a pudding, made from this starch.

[Portuguese, from Tupí typióca : ty, juice + pyá, heart + oca, to remove.]
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tapioca

(ˌtæpɪˈəʊkə)
n
(Cookery) a beadlike starch obtained from cassava root, used in cooking as a thickening agent, esp in puddings
[C18: via Portuguese from Tupi tipioca pressed-out juice, from tipi residue + ok to squeeze out]
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tap•i•o•ca

(ˌtæp iˈoʊ kə)

n.
a cassava preparation, usu. in granular or pellet (pearl tapioca) form, used in puddings and as a thickener.
[1605–15; < Portuguese < Tupi tipioca literally, juice (of cassava) squeezed out, i.e., pulp after squeezing]
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tapioca

- Comes from Tupi-Guarani tipi, "residue," and ok/og, "squeeze out."
See also related terms for squeeze.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tapioca - granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddingstapioca - granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
cassava, manioc - cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca
cassava, cassava starch, manioc, manioca - 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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Translations
tapioka
tapioka
tápióka
tapíókamjöl
tapijoka
tapioka
tapioka
topyoka

tapioca

[ˌtæpɪˈəʊkə]
A. Ntapioca f
B. CPD tapioca pudding Npostre m de tapioca
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tapioca

[ˌtæpiˈəʊkə] ntapioca m
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tapioca

nTapioka f
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tapioca

[ˌtæpɪˈəʊkə] ntapioca
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tapioca

(tӕpiˈəukə) noun
a type of food obtained from the underground part of the cassava plant.
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