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

tapioca

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tapioca See MANIHOT.

tapioca

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tapioca See cassava