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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tamarind, tamarind tree, tamarindo, Tamarindus indicanoun

    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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tamarind treenoun

    The flower of the tamarind tree consists of several leaves, which are so placed as to resemble a papilionaceous one in some measure; but these expand circularly, from whose many leaved flower-cup rises the pointal, which afterward becomes a flat pod, containing many flat angular seeds surrounded with an acid blackish pulp. Philip Miller

    Etymology: tamarindus, Lat.

    Lenitives are cassia, tamarinds, manna. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    Lay me reclin’d
    Beneath the spreading tamarind that shakes,
    Fan’d by the breeze its fever-cooling fruit. James Thomson.


  1. tamarind tree

    Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is a leguminous tree bearing edible fruit that is probably indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is monotypic, meaning that it contains only this species. It belongs to the family Fabaceae. The tamarind tree produces brown, pod-like fruits that contain a sweet, tangy pulp, which is used in cuisines around the world. The pulp is also used in traditional medicine and as a metal polish. The tree's wood can be used for woodworking and tamarind seed oil can be extracted from the seeds. Tamarind's tender young leaves are used in Indian and Filipino cuisine. Because tamarind has multiple uses, it is cultivated around the world in tropical and subtropical zones.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tamarind tree in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tamarind tree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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