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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fecula  \Fec"u*la\,  n.;  pl  {Fecul[AE]}  [L.  faecula  burnt  tartar 
  or  salt  of  tartar,  dim.  of  faex,  faecis,  sediment,  dregs:  cf 
  F.  f['e]cule.] 
  Any  pulverulent  matter  obtained  from  plants  by  simply 
  breaking  down  the  texture,  washing  with  water,  and 
  subsidence.  Especially: 
  a  The  nutritious  part  of  wheat;  starch  or  farina;  --  called 
  also  {amylaceous  fecula}. 
  b  The  green  matter  of  plants;  chlorophyll. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fecula 
  n  :  excreta  (especially  of  insects) 




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