Definitions for: Tapioca


[n] granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings



Webster (1913) Definition: Tap`i*o"ca, n. [Braz. tapioka: cf. Pg., Sp. & F.
tapioca.]
A coarsely granular substance obtained by heating, and thus
partly changing, the moistened starch obtained from the roots
of the cassava. It is much used in puddings and as a
thickening for soups. See Cassava.

See Also: cassava, cassava starch, food product, foodstuff, manioc, manioca

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