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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Starchy sediment extracted from plants, especially those which are used as food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The nutritious part of wheat; starch or farina; -- called also amylaceous fecula.
  • n. The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Starch; any form of starch obtained as a sediment by washing in water the comminuted roots, grains, or other parts of plants. See starch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. excreta (especially of insects)

Etymologies

From Latin faecula, diminutive of faex ("residue, dregs"). (Wiktionary)

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