The cassava plant from which tapioca is made.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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: Port and amp; Spanish from Tupí and amp; Guaraní typyoca from tipi, dregs plush ok, to squeeze out
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Origin: Portuguese, from Tupi typióca : ty, juice + pyá, heart + oca, to remove.