from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drink made of sliced bananas which are covered with water and allowed to ferment.


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  • After this first breakfast came work until 8, followed by a second breakfast, consisting of some kind of substantial hot food -- omelets, fish, or roast meat -- with bread, also cheese and fruits; the drinks were either the delicious spring-water of our hills, or the very refreshing and agreeable banana-wine made by the natives.

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  • At 1 P.M. the principal meal was taken, consisting of soup, a course of meat or fish with vegetables, sweet pastry, and fruit of many kinds, with banana-wine or, when our brewery had been set to work, beer.

    Freeland A Social Anticipation


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