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Page 141 - ... name of a weed; the leaves are sometimes used as a local application to boils, sores, and the stings of insects and reptiles.
Page 161 - It is still sometimes cooked in this way on ranches; but the usual way of cooking it is to boil it or to bake it in ovens; or it is cut in slices and fried like potatoes. The last method is the one usually preferred by foreigners. The fruit baked or boiled is rather tasteless by itself, but with salt and butter or with gravy it is a palatable as well as a nutritious article of diet.