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n. pl. bum·ma·los

[Marathi bombīla.]
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n, pl -lo
(Animals) another name for Bombay duck
[C17: from Marathi bombīla]
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The bummalo fish, salted and dried, is eaten as a relish called what?
ANSWERS: 1 Bolivia and Paraguay; 2 A small dried fish called the bummalo; 3 A female figure used as an architectural support; 4 Silicon; 5 Nepal; 6 Chipmunk; 7 Glenn Close; 8 London Weekend Television; 9 A rhinoceros; 10 A witty short poem or saying.
The delicacy is made from bummalo fish sun-dried by peasants in north-west India, and Euro hygiene chiefs decided that it should be processed in approved factories instead.