pearl tapioca









pearl tapioca


noun

  1. See under tapioca.

noun

  1. a food substance prepared from cassava in granular, flake, pellet (pearl tapioca), or flour form, used in puddings, as a thickener, etc.

noun

  1. a beadlike starch obtained from cassava root, used in cooking as a thickening agent, esp in puddings

n.1640s, from Portuguese or Spanish tapioca, from Tupi (Brazil) tipioca, from tipi “residue, dregs” + og, ok “to squeeze out” (from roots of the cassava plant).

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