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tapioca (tăpēō´kə), widely used starchy food, obtained from the fleshy root of the bitter cassava. Tapioca is sold in flake or flour form and as the pellet pearl tapioca. Tapioca flour is widely used in place of wheat flour in regions where it is grown, e.g., South and Central America, Africa, the West Indies, and parts of India. When cooked it becomes transparent and increases in size. It is used to thicken puddings and soups.

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tapioca Starch prepared from the root of the cassava plant (Manihot utilissima); there are only traces of nutrients. The starch paste is heated to burst the granules, then dried either in globules resembling sago or in flakes. The name is also used of starch in general, as in manioc tapioca and potato flour tapioca.

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tapioca

tap·i·o·ca / ˌtapēˈōkə/ • n. a starchy substance in the form of hard white grains, obtained from cassava and used in cooking puddings and other dishes.

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tapioca

tapioca prepared flour of the cassava. XVIII (tipioca). — Tupi-Guarani tipioca, f. tipi residue, dregs + ok, og squeeze out.

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tapioca

tapioca See cassava

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tapioca

tapioca See MANIHOT.

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