Definitions for tamarindˈtæm ə rɪnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tam•a•rindˈtæm ə rɪnd(n.)

  1. the pod of a large tropical tree, Tamarindus indica, of the legume family, containing seeds in a juicy acid pulp used in beverages and food.

    Category: Plants

  2. the tree itself.

    Category: Plants

Origin of tamarind:

1525–35; < ML tamarindus蠐 Ar tamr hindī lit., Indian date

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tamarind, tamarind tree, tamarindo, Tamarindus indica(noun)

    long-lived tropical evergreen tree with a spreading crown and feathery evergreen foliage and fragrant flowers yielding hard yellowish wood and long pods with edible chocolate-colored acidic pulp

  2. tamarind, tamarindo(noun)

    large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys

Wiktionary

  1. tamarind(Noun)

    A tropical tree, Tamarindus indica.

  2. tamarind(Noun)

    The fruit of this tree; the pulp is used as spice in Asian cooking and in Worcestershire sauce.

  3. Origin: tamarinde, from تمر هندي.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tamarind(noun)

    a leguminous tree (Tamarindus Indica) cultivated both the Indies, and the other tropical countries, for the sake of its shade, and for its fruit. The trunk of the tree is lofty and large, with wide-spreading branches; the flowers are in racemes at the ends of the branches. The leaves are small and finely pinnated

  2. Tamarind(noun)

    one of the preserved seed pods of the tamarind, which contain an acid pulp, and are used medicinally and for preparing a pleasant drink

Freebase

  1. Tamarind

    Tamarind is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon, having only a single species. The tamarind tree produces edible, pod-like fruit which are used extensively in cuisines around the world. Other uses include traditional medicines and metal polishes. The wood can be used in carpentry. Because of the tamarind's many uses, cultivation has spread around the world in tropical and subtropical zones.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tamarind(noun)

a tropical fruit, a brown pod with a juicy, spicy pulp used in medicines, drinks etc.

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