One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Medicine small fragments of tissue, mucus, etc., especially as found in the urine or faeces of cholera sufferers (now rare or disused).
2A breakfast cereal made from toasted flakes of ground rice; also (in singular) a piece of this cereal.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Magazine Homoeopathy & Hydropathy.
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