Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The native name of a kind of beer, made in West Africa, from fermented maize or rice; maize-beer.
“I was conducted to apartments in a house belonging to one of the king's officers, which are appropriated to the accommodation of white men on their journey, and was presented, by the man who had the care of it, with a jar of cool water, and a pot of the country beer, called pitto; which favor I”
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“- You know what, like Asha said above, I too am eager for your recipes of pitto and also other wonderful delicacies.”
“The first thorough description, by W. F. Daniell in the Pharmaceutical Journal in 1852, notes that the fruit is consumed by West Africans before eating a number of native foods—kankies (acidulated grain bread), pitto (beer) and fermented palm wine—all of which are shockingly sour.”
“At home they will eat perforce cankey, fufu, kiki, and bad fish, washing them down with _mimbo_, bamboo-wine, and _pitto_, hopless beer, the _pombe_ of the East Coast.”
“Mayhou soon made his appearance, accompanied by Eubigah the vice-roy of Whydah, and presented the king's compliments on my safe arrival, and escape from accidents, or sickness on the journey; which was followed by a present from the king, of a sheep, some fowls, two jars of pitto, two baskets of corn-flour,”
“On my arrival at the gate of Abomey, I was saluted with fifteen guns, and conducted to the white men's apartments in Mayhou's house; whose steward waited on me, with a present from his master, of a jar of cool water, a pot of pitto, and some fowls.”
“Besides agriculture, they were also occupied in spinning cotton, weaving cloths, and brewing pitto, a kind of beer (which was the ordinary drink), in dressing victuals for sale, and carrying merchandises to the market*.”
“Confolidated Bank Annuities, borrowed in 1794 2,750,000 pitto in ditto borrowed in 1795 6, oog, oco Principal.”
“C. alis inFcrioribus limbo poftcriorc fufccfcentc palmato pitto.”
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