- a starchy, granular substance prepared from the root of the cassava plant, used to make puddings, thicken soups, etc.
- pudding made from this substance
Origin of tapiocaPortuguese and amp; Spanish ; from Tupí and amp; Guaraní typyoca ; from tipi, dregs + ok, to squeeze out
- A starch made from cassava roots, usually processed as beads or flakes and used for puddings and as a thickening agent in cooking.
- A dish, especially a pudding, made from this starch.
Origin of tapiocaPortuguese, from Tupí typióca : ty, juice + pyá, heart + oca, to remove.
(countable and uncountable, plural tapiocas)