Monday, January 12, 2009


n. A semi-sweet, slightly sour and peppery fruit, squarish and measuring on average twenty centimeters in length, green to orange to yellow (depending on the season) with a smell akin to “modified” tangerines, and having a stipply, rigorous skin interspersed with white stars (reverse pores), becoming ripe in mid-April to early May and grown commercially in and around Nagercoil in the Cape Comorin area on the extreme southern tip of the Indic Peninsula.

“The price for a slice of stice on ice is nice.” Folk saying, c. 1965, Southern India. Author unknown.

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