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English definition of “tapioca”

tapioca

noun [U]     /ˌtæp.iˈəʊ.kə/ US  /-ˈoʊ-/
small , hard pieces of the dried and crushed root of the cassava plant , usually cooked with milk and sugar to make a sweet food : tapioca pudding Puddings, desserts and ices
(Definition of tapioca noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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