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 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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  • wild tamarind — noun 1. common thorny tropical American tree having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum • Syn: ↑manila tamarind, ↑camachile,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wild tamarind — Pithecellobium (B) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • manila tamarind — n. A common thorny tropical American tree ({Pithecellobium dulce}) having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum. Syn: camachile,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manila tamarind — noun common thorny tropical American tree having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum • Syn: ↑camachile, ↑huamachil, ↑wild tamarind,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Velvet tamarind — Taxobox | name = Velvet tamarind regnum = Plantae divisio = Mangoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Leguminosae subfamilia = Caesalpinioideae genus = Dialium species = D. indum binomial = Dialium indum binomial authority =… …   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

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