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bay rush

n. a seashore plant, Zamia angustifolia or Z. pumila: 1889 Bay rush . . . pith furnishes starch fit for food and for laundry purposes, sold in Nassau by Negroes from Andros (Gardner 352). What I bin pass through kill yinna dead. Gatty take the bay-rush, grind um for food (Andros). cf. COONTIE SAGO (Gen.)

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Last update: 2012-01-06 12:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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