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kaffir corn:

see sorghumsorghum,
tall, coarse annual (Sorghum bicolor) of the family Poaceae (grass family), somewhat similar in appearance to corn (but having the grain in a panicle rather than an ear) and used for much the same purposes.
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(from Arabic kafir, “infidel,” “unbeliever”—that is, not a Muslim), a name used in the past (until the late 19thcentury) by neighboring Muslim peoples for the population ofNuristan (formerly Kafiristan), a high-mountain region ofnortheastern Afghanistan.

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, Kafir
1. a former name for the Xhosa language
2. Offensive (among Muslims) a non-Muslim or infidel
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We simmer the octopus in coconut milk, lemongrass, garlic, and kaffir lime leaf.
And Gandhi knew that "Kaffir" was an offensive term to the Africans, as he commented during a religious conflict in India that: "If Kaffir is a term of opprobrium, how much more so is Chandal?"--which is a racist term for low-caste Hindus.
Over medium flame, heat the oil and add green curry paste, kaffir lime leaves and all the spices.
I just ran from that area… When I went to Australia people in our area were saying Abdullah, son of Bustan has come to Australia and has become a Kaffir, a Christian, and he has left Islam.
When ISIS (ISIL) arrived they beheaded him and took photos, shared them on social media and said 'we killed an atheist, a Kaffir'."
I never thought I'd be able to play with recipe variations myself because of the its unique ingredients -- until I saw dried Kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass in the grocery store.
And that whites can not get it in to there heads that it is illegal to call a black individual "Kaffir".
Adding zesty flavors to Khmer cuisine are local aromatic herbs and spices like lemongrass, ginger, mint, and kaffir lime leaves.
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4 Add the chili, sweet basil and Kaffir lime leaves, then remove from heat.
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Add kaffir leaves, sweet basil, chilies, and remove from heat.