dika nut


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Noun1.dika nut - edible oil-rich seed of wild mango
edible seed - many are used as seasoning
dika bread - somewhat astringent paste prepared by grinding and heating seeds of the African wild mango; a staple food of some African peoples
dika, Irvingia gabonensis, wild mango, wild mango tree - African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil-rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites
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Although dika nut is abundantly available with its waste, which has no economic use and is continuously generated.
[9.] Ndjouenkeu R, Goycoolea FM, Morris ER and JO Akingbala Rheology of okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) and dika nut (Irvingia gabonensis) polysaccharide.
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