from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An erroneous form of ciborium.
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Beck ibid., p. 250 points out that the translator turned the Latin recipes into Italian gibberish: Platina had translated maccaroni Siciliani and biancomangiare as esicium frumentinum and cibarium album, which the secondary translator turned into exitio frumentino and leucofago.
I ought not to omit noticing the _Tuber cibarium_, a plant of the mushroom family, growing under ground, which furnishes the famous truffle, so celebrated in the annals of cooking, of which immense quantities are imported, chiefly from the South of France.
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Truffles (_Tuber cibarium_) may receive a passing notice whilst treating of fungi, though they are really subterranean tubers of an edible sort found in the earth, especially beneath beech trees, and uprooted by dogs trained for the purpose.
The morel is Morchella esculenta, and Tuber cibarium is the common truffle.
This is the Tuber cibarium of science, and belongs to that numerous class of esculent fungi distinguished from other vegetables not only by the singularity of their forms, but by their chemical composition.
_cibarium_, seconds; and four sextarii of bran; thus giving an excess of four sextarii.