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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.]

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]

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]

tapioca

- Comes from Tupi-Guarani tipi, "residue," and ok/og, "squeeze out."
See also related terms for squeeze.
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
Translations
tapioka
tapioka
tápióka
tapíókamjöl
tapijoka
tapioka
tapioka
topyoka

tapioca

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

tapioca

[ˌtæpiˈəʊkə] ntapioca m

tapioca

nTapioka f

tapioca

[ˌtæpɪˈəʊkə] ntapioca

tapioca

(tӕpiˈəukə) noun
a type of food obtained from the underground part of the cassava plant.
References in classic literature ?
Dobbin went to seek John Sedley at his house of call in the City, the Tapioca Coffee-house, where, since his own offices were shut up, and fate had overtaken him, the poor broken- down old gentleman used to betake himself daily, and write letters and receive them, and tie them up into mysterious bundles, several of which he carried in the flaps of his coat.
When he used to treat the boys in old days at a coffee-house, he would shout and laugh louder than anybody there, and have all the waiters skipping round him; it was quite painful to see how humble and civil he was to John of the Tapioca, a blear-eyed old attendant in dingy stockings and cracked pumps, whose business it was to serve glasses of wafers, and bumpers of ink in pewter, and slices of paper to the frequenters of this dreary house of entertainment, where nothing else seemed to be consumed.
I hope she's quite well." And here he paused, reflecting on his own consummate hypocrisy; for the day was as fine, and the sunshine as bright as it ever is in Coffin Court, where the Tapioca Coffee-house is situated: and Mr.
It seemed that she had been straining tapioca in a little stream which flowed out of the jungle at the rear of the long-house when her attention was attracted by the crashing of an animal through the bushes a few yards above her.
She looked so like her mother, as she sat there oblivious of the tapioca, that Cassandra was startled into exclaiming:
De maneira geral, a composicao das farinhas de tapioca estao de acordo com a composicao observada por CHISTE et al.
WHEN YOU'RE IN THE INFANTRY, YOU NEVER GET TAPIOCA PUDDING..
The teas are drunk with oversized straws, giving each sip an at-first-unsettling hit of gooey tapioca orbs flying into the mouth along with the saccharine and intense flavor of the tea.
Sift in Naviance Tapioca LM and heat to 75-80[degrees]C for a minimum of 30 minutes.
This study involved data collection and analysis purely based on the primary sources of information available from registered tapioca growers of the factory in Salem District.
14 January 2011 - Indian rating agency CRISIL yesterday lowered the outlook on three BB+ rated bank facilities of Spac Tapioca Products (India) Ltd to "negative" from "stable".