Definitions

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  • n. Low quality wool.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A material of short fiber and inferior quality obtained by deviling woolen rags or the remnants of woolen goods, specif. those of felted, milled, or hard-spun woolen cloth, as distinguished from shoddy, or the deviled product of loose-textured woolen goods or worsted, -- a distinction often disregarded.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Artificial short-staple wool formed by tearing to pieces and disintegrating old woolen fabrics, as old clothes.
  • n. An East Indian plant, Ophiorhiza Mungos, whose roots are a reputed cure for snake-bites. See mongoos.

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  • Anonymous said ... mungo is fifty?!?! will the test be worse than knowing that the prez of the united states is younger than you, and will be taking a lot of your money?

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  • What academics (mungo excepted) don't understand is that the elected officials/agency heads/bureaucrats do not have conferences and seminars on whether or how to appropriately exercise powers.

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  • But the subcontinent also had its own species, the most important of which are the Asiatic Vigna species or as they are known in India ‘grams’: mung beans (V. radiata or green gram), urd beans (V. mungo or black gram) as well as moth beans (V. aconitifolia), and rice beans (V. umbellata).

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  • Bean Dumplings in Yogurt (Dahi Vada) (Urad Dal – split black gram - Vigna mungo and Moong Dal – split mung beans - Vigna radiata) 10.

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  • Rice-Bean Pancakes (Plain Dosa) (Urad Dal – split black gram - Vigna mungo) 12.

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  • Bitter Gourd with Pigeon Pea-Tamarind Sauce (Pahakai Pitlai Kozhumbu) (Toor Dal – split pigeon peas - Cajanus cajan, Chana Dal – split skinless Desi chickpeas - Cicer arietinum, and Urad Dal – split black gram – Vigna mungo) 7.

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  • Steamed Bean Cakes (Dal Idli) (Urad Dal – split black gram - Vigna mungo, Moong Dal – split mung beans - Vigna radiata, and Toor Dal - split pigeon peas - Cajanus cajan) 9.

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  • Indian Bread with Bean-Asafoetida Stuffing (Hing er Kochuri) (Urad Dal – split black gram - Vigna mungo and Chana Dal – split skinless Desi chickpeas - Cicer arietinum) 13.

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  • Spicy “Gunpowder” Seasoning (Molaha Pudi) (Urad Dal – split black gram - Vigna mungo and Chana Dal – split skinless Desi chickpeas - Cicer arietinum)

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  • The gullibility of the press and a few investors continues to astound me. mungo jerry Says:

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