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acara (1), accra

/akára, akrá/ [Pan-Creole; cf. akara 'fritter made from ground blackeyed peas' throughout English-speaking Car., Martinique Fr., Brazilian Port. (Hancock 1969:48, 70); cf. Haitian akra malanga fritter HCEFD; cf. Yoruba àkàrà food made of black-eyed peas (Oyedeji p.c.)] n. fritters made of mashed beans: 1976 Yoruba foods . A'cara (Eneas 43). 1976 Accra. . fritters of blackeye peas, okra, and onions (Williams 49). 1978 Acaras . . . Mash dried cooked beans, add chopped onion and parsley, egg yolks . . . shape into balls . . . sauté (Higgs 65). (Black)

Tags: food, noun

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Last update: 2010-08-21 15:12
Author: Holm and Shillin, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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