Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lauraceous tree of Florida and the West Indies, Damburneya Catesbyana. It is called lancewood in Florida and timber-sweetwood in Jamaica.

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  • The exceptions are a group of tropical reef fish—barracuda, groupers, jacks, king mackerel, mahimahi, mullets, porgies, snappers, wahoo—that prey on an algae-eating snail cigua and can cause ciguatera poisoning.

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  • The exceptions are a group of tropical reef fish—barracuda, groupers, jacks, king mackerel, mahimahi, mullets, porgies, snappers, wahoo—that prey on an algae-eating snail cigua and can cause ciguatera poisoning.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The word ciguatera stems from cigua, the Spanish name for a commonly eaten Caribbean mollusk that has been linked to the illness.

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