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tapiocatap‧i‧o‧ca /ˌtæpiˈəʊkə $ -ˈoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  DFsmall hard white grains made from the crushed dried roots of cassava, or a dessert made from cooking this
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tapiocaOn our right rose Kitchen Mesa, shimmering in rich tones of cinnamon, burnt orange and tapioca.I mean, I don't know why he bothered coming round: he didn't know goose shit from tapioca.A badly-balanced packet of tapioca crashed from shelf to floor and burst open like a ripe seed-pod.Those who could feed themselves had at least had the choice of not eating the tapioca that they disliked and going hungry.
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