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Pamonha (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɐˈmõȷ̃ɐ]) is a traditional Brazilian food. It is a paste made from sweet corn and milk, boiled wrapped in corn husks, turned into a dumpling. Variations may include coconut milk. Pamonha can be savoury or sweet. If savoury, they can be filled with cheese, sausage, minced meat, minced chicken, pepper, or served plain. If sweet, ground coconut pulp is a common addition when there is one, but the overwhelming majority is served plain.
The name pamonha comes from Old Tupi language pa'muña meaning "sticky".
In Portuguese, the word 'pamonha' is also used as a pejorative meaning "lazy" or "foolish".
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- "Significado de Pamonha, dicionário de português" [Meaning of Pamonha, Portuguese dictionary]. Dicionário do Aurélio Online - Dicionário da Lingua Portuguesa (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2013-10-22.
- Pamonha in the Portuguese Wikipedia
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