Tamarind fish
Tamarind Tam"a*rind, n. [It. tamarindo, or Sp. tamarindo, or Pg. tamarindo, tamarinho, from Ar. tamarhind[=i], literally, Indian date; tamar a dried date + Hind India: cf. F. tamarin. Cf. {Hindu}.] (Bot.) 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. One of the preserved seed pods of the tamarind, which contain an acid pulp, and are used medicinally and for preparing a pleasant drink. [1913 Webster]

{Tamarind fish}, a preparation of a variety of East Indian fish with the acid pulp of the tamarind fruit.

{Velvet tamarind}. (a) A West African leguminous tree ({Codarium acutifolium}). (b) One of the small black velvety pods, which are used for food in Sierra Leone.

{Wild tamarind} (Bot.), a name given to certain trees somewhat resembling the tamarind, as the {Lysiloma latisiliqua} of Southern Florida, and the {Pithecolobium filicifolium} of the West Indies. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tamarind — Tam a*rind, n. [It. tamarindo, or Sp. tamarindo, or Pg. tamarindo, tamarinho, from Ar. tamarhind[=i], literally, Indian date; tamar a dried date + Hind India: cf. F. tamarin. Cf. {Hindu}.] (Bot.) 1. A leguminous tree ({Tamarindus Indica})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tamarind — Taxobox name = Tamarind regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Caesalpinioideae tribus = Detarieae genus = Tamarindus species = T. indica binomial = Tamarindus indica… …   Wikipedia

  • Fish head curry — In Singapore and Malaysia, Fish head curry (Chinese and Indian roots) is a dish where the head of an Ikan Merah (literally Red fish ) which is red snapper, is semi stewed in a thick curry with assorted vegetables such as okra and brinjals and… …   Wikipedia

  • Velvet tamarind — Tamarind Tam a*rind, n. [It. tamarindo, or Sp. tamarindo, or Pg. tamarindo, tamarinho, from Ar. tamarhind[=i], literally, Indian date; tamar a dried date + Hind India: cf. F. tamarin. Cf. {Hindu}.] (Bot.) 1. A leguminous tree ({Tamarindus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild tamarind — Tamarind Tam a*rind, n. [It. tamarindo, or Sp. tamarindo, or Pg. tamarindo, tamarinho, from Ar. tamarhind[=i], literally, Indian date; tamar a dried date + Hind India: cf. F. tamarin. Cf. {Hindu}.] (Bot.) 1. A leguminous tree ({Tamarindus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asam fish — is a type of dish where fish is cooked in the juice of the tamarind ( asam ) fruit. The cooking process involves soaking the pulp of the fruit until it is soft and then squeezing out the juice for cooking the fish. Asam paste may be substituted… …   Wikipedia

  • Codarium acutifolium — Tamarind Tam a*rind, n. [It. tamarindo, or Sp. tamarindo, or Pg. tamarindo, tamarinho, from Ar. tamarhind[=i], literally, Indian date; tamar a dried date + Hind India: cf. F. tamarin. Cf. {Hindu}.] (Bot.) 1. A leguminous tree ({Tamarindus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lysiloma latisiliqua — Tamarind Tam a*rind, n. [It. tamarindo, or Sp. tamarindo, or Pg. tamarindo, tamarinho, from Ar. tamarhind[=i], literally, Indian date; tamar a dried date + Hind India: cf. F. tamarin. Cf. {Hindu}.] (Bot.) 1. A leguminous tree ({Tamarindus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pithecolobium filicifolium — Tamarind Tam a*rind, n. [It. tamarindo, or Sp. tamarindo, or Pg. tamarindo, tamarinho, from Ar. tamarhind[=i], literally, Indian date; tamar a dried date + Hind India: cf. F. tamarin. Cf. {Hindu}.] (Bot.) 1. A leguminous tree ({Tamarindus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tamarindus Indica — Tamarind Tam a*rind, n. [It. tamarindo, or Sp. tamarindo, or Pg. tamarindo, tamarinho, from Ar. tamarhind[=i], literally, Indian date; tamar a dried date + Hind India: cf. F. tamarin. Cf. {Hindu}.] (Bot.) 1. A leguminous tree ({Tamarindus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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