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Earth-bread

Earth-bread was an edible root known only to the Dwarves. It was white and fleshy and after boiling was good to eat and similar to bread. Its name in the dwarf-tongue is unknown.[1]

When Túrin and his outlaw band encountered Mîm and his sons, the Petty-dwarves were carrying sacks of the plants.[2] Later, at the hideout of Bar-en-Danwedh, Mîm contributed his earth-bread to the food supply of the outlaws, although he refused to share with Ulrad, who had insulted him.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Of Mîm the Dwarf", p. 134
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Of Mîm the Dwarf", p. 123
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Of Mîm the Dwarf", pp. 134-135