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bramble

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Environmental Science.

The bramble is the bush on which the wild blackberry grows. Culinarily, a curious distinction in usage has grown up around it: when the fruit is used in pies, crumbles, tarts, etc. it is...

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buffalo

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Common name for several species of cattle-like mammals (Bovidae) occurring in Africa south of the Sahara and in south-eastern Asia. The N. American Bison is sometimes incorrectly called...

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corn

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Genetics and Genomics.

Term used in the UK for wheat, in the USA for maize, and sometimes in Scotland and Ireland for oats; originally any grain. Kaffir corn is millet, kaffir manna corn is sorghum.

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curd

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Biological Sciences.

Clotted protein formed when fresh milk is treated with rennet; the fluid left is whey.

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henna

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

A preparation obtained from the dried and powdered leaves of Lawsonia alba, L. inermis, or L. spinosa, widely used for dyeing hair and fingernails. The active ingredient is lawsone.

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lycopodium

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

1 any clubmoss of the genus Lycopodium.

2 the spores of various clubmosses, e.g. L. clavatum. They are used as a covering for pills and suppositories, in...

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pawpaw

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Asimina triloba. See Annonaceae and disjunct distribution.

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shiitake

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

A mushroom-like fungus, Lentinula edodes (formerly Lentinus edodes) cultivated for food, e.g. in Japan.

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space Food

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The special food for astronauts on a mission. It can be fresh, irradiated, freeze-dried, or dehydrated. Early flights carried soft food in tubes or as tablets. Modern supplies on the space...

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sugar beet

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Chemistry.

The plant Beta vulgaris, which has a large root with a high sugar content, for which it is extensively cultivated.

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