The Next Kiwi; OT: Mark Mandel or Dragon?
Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Fri May 28 03:34:37 UTC 2004
>>OK Barry - about the three-part fruit: how about the feijoa?
>They do sound very tasty (judging also from a quick google survey),
>but they also sound as though they *ought* to be related to
>"feijoada" (one of Barry's earlier posting subjects), the Brazilian
>stew that has many ingredients, none of which are feijoa. Very
"Feijoada" looks like a derivative of Portuguese "feija~o" = "bean[s]"
(cognate with Italian "fagiuolo", Spanish "frijol", etc., I think) (cf.
Portuguese "feijoeiro" = "bean plant").
The feijoa is apparently originally a South American fruit, named after a
naturalist named Feijo' according to MW3 et al.
So just a coincidence, I guess. Both sort of Portuguesish though.
-- Doug Wilson
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