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- n. a Peruvian leguminous tree, cultivated for its large white edible pods
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tree Inga Feuillei. The name is apparently also applied in Peru to Prosopis juliflora, the mesquit.
Starch grains embedded in plaque on the teeth of early Peruvians show they had a more varied diet than previously believed, including beans and a local fruit known as pacay that indicate they had settled into farming long before we thought they had.
(Carica sp.), which have potential as germplasm; lucuma (Pouteria lucuma), a staple fruit which bears year round; naranjilla (Solanum quitoense), a good fruit for juices; pacay (Inga sp.), a sweet-fleshed pod; passion fruit
It tastes sweet, and, to my palate at least, it is very unpleasant; however, the Limeños on the coast and the monkeys in the woods are very fond of the pacay.
Olinda hopes to expand her business during this time of year because fruits such as mango, plum, pacay fruit and tamarind are in great supply in the summer.
[c] alalapacay ru bi; xax [c] al he ru xak pacay xqui [c] hacatih.