devil's tongue


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devil's tongue

n.
See konjac.
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Noun1.devil's tongue - foul-smelling somewhat fleshy tropical plant of southeastern Asia cultivated for its edible corms or in the greenhouse for its large leaves and showy dark red spathe surrounding a large spadix
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Amorphophallus - genus of large tropical east Asian cormous aroids: devil's tongue; snake palm
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The students dressed up in an array of monstrous costumes (pictured main) before offering a menu to chill patrons' blood - Tomato Cobweb Soup (cream of tomato soup, garnished with a balsamic vinegar, cobweb and marmite spider crouton), Devil's Tongue (braised lambs liver in a rich onion gravy served with creamed potatoes, carrots and savoy cabbage), Cheese Brain Drain (cauliflower cheese served with a salad garnish, chips and crusty bread), Eyeballs & Wiggly Worms (pork meatballs in a caper sauce, served with spaghetti and crusty bread), Dracula's Gore (brie balls stuffed with cranberry jus, served with side salad and chips), followed by Jellied Worms Ice Scream!!
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After a process of trial and error, the two co-developers created the product with only half the calories of a regular sponge cake, by mixing powdered konjak, or devil's tongue, which has almost no calories, with powdered Euglena and green tea.
Those delicate fingers numb white in winter spreading thick the Devil's Tongue, pasting squares of washi paper, like large blank maps, one on another, with the tenderness of snowflakes falling on feathers.
The Devil's tongue arum, which stands60cm(23.6in) tall, is growing at the Ventnor Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight.