dika bread
Dika Di"ka, n. [Native West African name.] A kind of food, made from the almondlike seeds of the {Irvingia Barteri}, much used by natives of the west coast of Africa; -- called also {dika bread}. [1913 Webster]

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  • dika-bread — diˈka bread noun A compressed mass of dika and other seeds, smelling like chocolate • • • Main Entry: ↑dika …   Useful english dictionary

  • dika bread — noun somewhat astringent paste prepared by grinding and heating seeds of the African wild mango; a staple food of some African peoples • Hypernyms: ↑food, ↑solid food • Substance Meronyms: ↑dika nut * * * noun : a somewhat acid and astringent… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dika — Di ka, n. [Native West African name.] A kind of food, made from the almondlike seeds of the {Irvingia Barteri}, much used by natives of the west coast of Africa; called also {dika bread}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dika nut — ▪ plant       edible nut of the dika tree, which is also called the dika bread, or Gabon chocolate, tree (species Irvingia barteri), and is native to western Africa. The nut is used principally for food and oil.       The fruit of the dika is a… …   Universalium

  • dika nut — noun edible oil rich seed of wild mango • Hypernyms: ↑edible seed • Substance Holonyms: ↑dika bread • Part Holonyms: ↑wild mango, ↑dika, ↑wild mango tree, ↑Irvingia gabonensis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Irvingia Barteri — Dika Di ka, n. [Native West African name.] A kind of food, made from the almondlike seeds of the {Irvingia Barteri}, much used by natives of the west coast of Africa; called also {dika bread}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild mango — noun African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites • Syn: ↑dika, ↑wild mango tree, ↑Irvingia gabonensis • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Irvingia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Irvingia — Ogbono nuts Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • solid food — noun any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment food and drink • Syn: ↑food • Hypernyms: ↑solid • Hyponyms: ↑leftovers, ↑fresh food, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gaboon chocolate — noun Usage: usually capitalized G : dika bread …   Useful english dictionary

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