a food substance prepared from cassava in granular, flake, pellet (pearl tapioca ), or flour form, used in puddings, as a thickener, etc.
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How to use tapioca in a sentence
Their high levels of starch can be extracted to create tapioca, a common thickener for desserts, soups, and manufactured foods.
Quite a few of these loafs use potato starch and tapioca starch in attempts to produce a lighter, fluffier product.
Food is largely made up of canned goods and the ever-present farina, a sort of tapioca flour.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
Soft hail, generally a little larger than tapioca and of the same shape, frequently fell.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
He wandered off to the tapioca grove, leant against it in thought for a moment, and came back to me.Happy Days | Alan Alexander Milne
Enid, whose turn it was to bring up the plates of tapioca, pleaded guilty to a slight sensation of nervousness.The Pillar of Light | Louis Tracy
For the apple tapioca here given, the apples should be somewhat sour, as there will then be more character to the dessert.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for tapioca
a beadlike starch obtained from cassava root, used in cooking as a thickening agent, esp in puddings
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