1. tapioca

noun. granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings.


  • manioc
  • manioca
  • cassava starch
  • foodstuff
  • cassava


  • tapioca (Portuguese)

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Sentences with tapioca

1. Noun, singular or mass
Like arrowroot, tapioca also comes from the root of a plant, however, in this case it is the root of the Cassava plant.

2. Verb, past participle
Arrowroot or tapioca starch are starch thickeners used to add body to gravies and glazes.

3. Adjective
It is ground into powdered form and is often referred to as tapioca flour.

4. Adverb
Use caution when adding tapioca starch to highly acidic foods, which may lessen its ability to thicken.

5. Verb, base form
Have this with white rice and tapioca flour rolls.

6. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Knowing your limit will reduce the chances tapioca balls will make you sick.