from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Peru, Inga Feuillei, an indigenous tree of the mimosa family, bearing large woody pods which contain a sweet, cottony, white, edible pulp surrounding the seeds. Representations of the pods in terra-cotta and the pods themselves are found in ancient graves, together with other food-staples and ceremonial articles. See pacay.


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