Fec"u*la (?), n.; pl. FeculAe [L.faeula burnt tartar or salt of tartar, dim. of faex, faecis, sediment, dregs: cf. F. f'ecule.]
Any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply breaking down the texture, washing with water, and subsidence.
The nutritious part of wheat; starch or farina; -- called also amylaceous fecula
. (b) The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.
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