"starving time," when, crazed for want of food, they roamed the woods for nuts and berries, dug up graves to eat the corpses, and died in batches until five hundred colonists were reduced to sixty.

from Howard Zinn – Chapter 2: Drawing the Color Line on Rap Genius

Meaning

ROANOAKE was the name of the colony that got wiped the fuck out

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