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Ananasso1 frutto ottimo è come la quint’essenza del melone l’acqua rompe=rebbe le Pietre

Pineapple very good fruit. It is like the quintessence of melon. Its juice is reported to break [kidney] stones.

  • 1. Cadornega and Delgado, História geral das guerras angolanas, 1680[-1681], 3:373. Dionigi da Piacenza and Michel Angelo da Reggio, Viaggio, 48-49. About Capuchins encountering pineapples in Brazil, see Cavazzi and Alamandini, Istorica descrizione, 36, plate 9.
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