The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Parameter a plant resembling sugarcane but smaller, only about one finger thick, with many stalks that support grain in a black hull; the curved grains are somewhat smaller than rice grains, and are eaten cooked, having a taste somewhat like rice, but greasier; in central Borneo is often planted as a substitute for rice [5bff4914e0a1d025d5d59d0f55a1d429]

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