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peewah

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peewah

  1. (Trinidad and Tobago) The edible fruit of the peach palm.
    • 1994, Sylvia Moodie-Kablalsingh, The Cocoa Panyols of Trinidad: An Oral Record, page 42:
      Nicolasa had boiled a couple dozen peewahs. They were of a floury consistency. I cracked open the nuts and chewed them slowly, squeezing out the juice against my palate.
    • 2010, Ann Vanderhoof, The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life:
      [] peewah, which look like cute, golf-ball-sized coconuts (they're the fruit of a different palm tree) and are a popular Trini snack.
    • 2013 April 6, Angelo Bissessarsingh, “The marchandes of Port-of-Spain”, in Trinidad & Tobago Guardian[1]:
      The fruit of the land would also be sold from wooden trays–peewah, topi tambo, pois doux and other natural treats.
    • 2015, Nalo Hopkinson, “A Habit of Waste”, in Skin Folk:
      I start to remember Julie mango, how it sweet, and chataigne and peewah that me mother would boil up in a big pot a' salt water, and how my father always had he little kitchen garden, growin' dasheen leaf and pigeon peas and yam and thing.