tapioca

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese tapioca, from Tupian/Old Tupi tipi'óka, tipioca (that which is squeezed out of cassava).

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Noun[edit]

tapioca (countable and uncountable, plural tapiocas)

  1. A starchy food made from the cassava plant, used in puddings.
    • 2009, Edna Staebler, Food That Really Schmecks, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press (→ISBN), page 286:
      Fish eyes and glue we used to call the half-cooked, large-grained, starchy tapioca without flavour that we were served every week in our residence at university. How I longed for the creamy pudding Mother used to make.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapioca f (plural tapioche)

  1. tapioca

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapioca f (plural tapiocas)

  1. tapioca (starchy food made from cassava)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapioca f (plural tapiocas)

  1. tapioca