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
large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys
A tropical tree, Tamarindus indica.
The fruit of this tree; the pulp is used as spice in Asian cooking and in Worcestershire sauce.
Origin: tamarinde, from تمر هندي.
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
one of the preserved seed pods of the tamarind, which contain an acid pulp, and are used medicinally and for preparing a pleasant drink
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tam′a-rind, n. a beautiful spreading East Indian tree, its pods filled with a pleasant, acidulous, sweet, reddish-black pulp, in which the seeds are embedded. [Tamarindus, Latinised from Ar. tamar-u'l Hind, 'date of India,' or perhaps rather, in Persian form, tamar-i-Hindī.]
The numerical value of tamarind in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of tamarind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- تمر هنديArabic
- tamarin, tamarinierFrench
- asam jawaIndonesian
- asem jawaJavanese
- ໝາກຂາມ, ຂາມLao
- asam jawaMalay
- tamarindo, tamarindeiro, tamarinheiro, tamarinho, tamarindeira, tamarineiroPortuguese
- indijska hurma, индијска хурмаSerbo-Croatian
- చింతచెట్టు, చింతపండుTelugu
- ขาม, มะขามThai
- sampalok, sampalok, punong sampalokTagalog
- Hint hurması, demirhindiTurkish
- trái me, cây me, meVietnamese
- tamarin, tamarinaflukVolapük
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