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complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles amylum , starch
Malaysian feather palm with base densely clothed with fibers; yields a sweet sap used in wine and trunk pith yields sago Arenga pinnata , gomuti , gomuti palm , sugar palm
fishtail palm of India to Malay Peninsula; sap yields a brown sugar (jaggery) and trunk pith yields sago Caryota urens , jaggery palm , kittul , kitul , kitul tree , toddy alm , wine palm
South African cycad; the farinaceous pith of the fruit used as food Encephalartos caffer , kaffir bread
primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature; constitutes the greater part of leaves, roots, the pulp of fruits, and the pith of stems parenchyma
helmet, pith topee , topi
pith helmet topee , topi
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