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egusi (uncountable)

  1. Melon seeds that are ground to make soup in Africa.
    • 2007 July 22, Nana Kankam, “Uptown, Africa Toujours”, in New York Times[1]:
      Along with soft drinks and toothpaste, bodegas and delis carry items like an African bleaching cream used to lighten the skin, a malted milk beverage called Nestle Milo that is popular in West Africa, and cans of egusi, melon seeds that are the base of a pungent soup laden with vegetables.