any fungus of the family Mucoraceae, especially Rhizopus nigricans, that forms a black, furry coating on foodstuffs.
noun a black saprotrophic zygomycete fungus, Rhizopus nigricans, occurring on decaying bread and vegetable matter
the round, yellow or brown fruit of the ramon, Brosimum alicastrum, of the mulberry family, used, roasted or boiled, as a substitute for bread in the West Indies. noun a moraceous tree, Brosimum alicastrum, of Central America and the Caribbean the nutlike fruit of this tree, ground to produce a substitute for wheat flour, esp […]
noun Examples Word Origin Usage Note Contemporary Examples Foodie Heaven in Houston Michele Meyer July 9, 2014 Historical Examples The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton The Young Housekeeper’s Friend Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon Richard Connell […]
the edible starchy root of Psoralea esculenta, a leguminous plant of central North America. noun a leguminous plant, Psoralea esculenta, of central North America, having an edible starchy root Also called prairie turnip