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Fecula   Listen
fecula, feculae  n.  (pl. feculae)  Any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply breaking down the texture, washing with water, and subsidence. Especially:
The nutritious part of wheat; starch or farina; called also amylaceous fecula.
The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Fecula" Quotes from Famous Books

... were evidently composed of heterogeneous substances. It was not alone from the volcano that they derived their strange opacity and weight. Scorias, in a state of dust, like powdered pumice-stone, and greyish ashes as small as the finest feculae, were held in suspension in the midst of their thick folds. These ashes are so fine that they have been observed in the air for whole months. After the eruption of 1783 in Iceland for upwards of a year the atmosphere was thus charged with volcanic ...
— The Secret of the Island • W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)

... and stomach of children, for whom it is well adapted; and it is an aliment that cannot be too generally used, as much on account of its wholesomeness as its cheapness, and the ease with which it is kept, which are equal, if not superior, to all the much-vaunted exotic feculae; as, ...
— The Book of Household Management • Mrs. Isabella Beeton

Words linked to "Fecula" :   excretion, excreta, body waste

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