Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Guiana and the West Indies, cassava meal.
“Woolfe and Woolfe (15) presented an outline on the preparation of Farinha puba, which is also known as farinha de mandioca in Brazil.”
“The chief produce is called farinha: the slaves are fed almost entirely on it.”
“Yet it is mentioned by all old travellers, and the sweet harmless variety gives very poor "farinha," Anglicè "wood meal.”
“The shopman, anxious to transact business immediately, took a sack of arrow-root farinha de pao and placing about a dozen little handfuls of it here and there on the ground, made signal to the slaves to come and eat, just as we see done by a servant to call together the fowls in a poultry yard.”
“Most of its 100 residents are in the middle of a farinhada — converting the cassava they have grown into farinha.”
“He learned to subsist on farinha a crunchy flour made from manioc, fish, and coffee.”
“If we were lucky, by waiting a couple of hours, we obtained fowls, rice, and farinha.”
“Every part of this plant is useful: the leaves and stalks are eaten by the horses, and the roots are ground into a pulp, which, when pressed dry and baked, forms the farinha, the principal article of sustenance in the Brazils.”
“Yet it is mentioned by all old travellers, and the sweet harmless variety gives very poor “farinha,” Anglicè “wood meal.””
“On the Naré Trocha they had been a fresh crew of twelve; now they were six, all tired and worn after a month on the river and a diet consisting mostly of farinha, sugar, and coffee.”
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