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Definition of "fecula" [fec•u•la]

  • Starchy sediment extracted from plants, especially those which are used as food. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "fecula" in a sentence
  • "The fecula is the substance of bread, pastry and purees of all kinds."
  • "The two varieties of the Cassava afford a very superior fecula, which is imported under the name of Brazilian arrowroot. 8,354 bags of tapioca and farina were imported from Maranham in 1834."
  • "The roots of those which are perennial contain, besides fecula, which is their base, a resinous, acrid, and bitter principle."