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tapioca

Pronunciation: tap'e-o'ka

Definition: A starch from the root of spurges of the genus Manihot (family Euphorbiaceae), plants of tropic America; an easily digested starch, free of irritant properties.

Synonym(s): cassava starch

[Braz. tipioca]

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