Definitions

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  • noun Melon seeds that are ground to make soup in Africa.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I planned not to eat anything at the wedding but I could not resist the Amala and egusi soup with plenty fried beef I was offered.

    The Wedding

  • I planned not to eat anything at the wedding but I could not resist the Amala and egusi soup with plenty fried beef I was offered.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • With the music of Yinka Ayefele softly playing in the background, the spread of jollof rice, fried rice (the Naija version), fried plantains, two choices of stew (complete with chicken, beef and cowleg) , egusi and pounded yam made for a pleasing alternative to an English Sunday lunch.

    A "good" weekend

  • With the music of Yinka Ayefele softly playing in the background, the spread of jollof rice, fried rice (the Naija version), fried plantains, two choices of stew (complete with chicken, beef and cowleg) , egusi and pounded yam made for a pleasing alternative to an English Sunday lunch.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • It made a welcome difference from the pounded yam and egusi that had been my staple diet for most of the week after a Nigerian friend had brought round a humongous pot of soup.

    Back on the blog, ailing leaders, remembering IB and dreaming of Seattle

  • It made a welcome difference from the pounded yam and egusi that had been my staple diet for most of the week after a Nigerian friend had brought round a humongous pot of soup.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Friday and Saturday night often found me there with a bunch of other "economic exiles" drowning in the nostalgia of Star beer, pounded yam and egusi with orisirisi and Naija music mixes spun by Jimmy the Baldheaded guy, blotting out any other realities.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Friday and Saturday night often found me there with a bunch of other "economic exiles" drowning in the nostalgia of Star beer, pounded yam and egusi with orisirisi and Naija music mixes spun by Jimmy the Baldheaded guy, blotting out any other realities.

    Paying the price in sleep, Naija food, politics and catching Ms Adichie's eye

  • He came back suitcases heaving with all my favourites: ogbono, egusi, suya pepper, crayfish …. you get the picture.

    Lagos, dream jobs and glorious summer!

  • He came back suitcases heaving with all my favourites: ogbono, egusi, suya pepper, crayfish …. you get the picture.

    Archive 2006-05-01

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  • "The report examines the promise of 18 African vegetables, saying they can help feed the continent's growing, often malnourished population and spur development. They were selected from hundreds of ancestral plants to be the most promising. These native vegetables - including amaranth, cowpea, and egusi - are still cherished in many parts of Africa."

    - US Report Encourages Research on Native African Vegetables, voa.com, 1 November 2006.

    February 11, 2009