tapioca

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From Portuguese tapioca, from Old Tupi tapi'oka.

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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.
  2. The cassava plant, Manihot esculenta, from which tapioca is derived; manioc.
    • 1887, Harriet W. Daly, Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia, page 270:
      When the entire coast-line becomes a sea of waving palms, with Chinese and Malay villages fringing the shores, which are at present mere barren wastes of mangroves, with plantations of pepper, of gambier, and of tapioca and rice, the Northern Territory, backed up by the unswerving energy of the Australian squatter, miner, and planter, will present a spectacle almost unknown in the scheme of British colonization.

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tapioca m (plural tapiocas)

  1. tapioca

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Italian[edit]

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tapioca f (plural tapioche)

  1. tapioca

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Tupi tapi'oka.

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ta.piˈɔ.kɐ/ [ta.pɪˈɔ.kɐ], (faster pronunciation) /taˈpjɔ.kɐ/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ta.piˈɔ.ka/ [ta.pɪˈɔ.ka], (faster pronunciation) /taˈpjɔ.ka/

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tapioca f (plural tapiocas)

  1. tapioca (starchy food made from cassava)

Spanish[edit]

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tapioca f (plural tapiocas)

  1. tapioca

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