pombe

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pombe

(ˈpɔmbɛ)
n
(Brewing) E African any alcoholic drink
[Swahili]
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These gifts consisted of stalks of barley and of "pombe." Joe considered himself in duty bound to taste the latter species of strong beer, but his palate, although accustomed to gin and whiskey, could not withstand the strength of the new beverage, and he had to make a horrible grimace, which his dusky friends took to be a benevolent smile.
Before that he used to come to the fair with his father who ran a stand selling 'pombes' (a fried doughnut-like pastry).