fecal matter, especially of insects.
foul or muddy matter; dregs.
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How to use fecula in a sentence
It may also be observed, that as fecula absorbs less water than flour, this affords a ready means of detection.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
When dried with stirring upon hot iron plates, it agglomerates into small lumps, called tapioca; being a gummy fecula.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
With this fecula was mingled a mucilaginous juice of disagreeable flavour, but which it would be easy to get rid of by pressure.Abandoned | Jules Verne
Starch (Farina or fecula) is the form in which this common plant material is, as it were, laid by for future use.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
We supposed that rye-flour, pea-flour, and potato fecula were largely used in the making of it.Six Women and the Invasion | Gabrielle Yerta
British Dictionary definitions for fecula
starch obtained by washing the crushed parts of plants, such as the potato
faecal material, esp of insects
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