Chicle gum
Chicle Chic"le, n., Chicle gum Chicle gum [Amer. Sp. chicle.] A gumlike substance obtained from the bully tree ({Mimusops globosa}) and sometimes also from the naseberry or sapodilla ({Sapota zapotilla}). It is more plastic than caoutchouc and more elastic than gutta-percha, as an adulterant of which it is used in England. It is used largely in the United States in making chewing gum. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • chicle gum — noun gum like substance from the sapodilla • Syn: ↑chicle • Hypernyms: ↑gum • Substance Holonyms: ↑chewing gum, ↑gum * * * chic|le «CHIHK uhl», noun, or chicle gum …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicle gum — Balata Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chicle — Chic le, n., Chicle gum Chicle gum [Amer. Sp. chicle.] A gumlike substance obtained from the bully tree ({Mimusops globosa}) and sometimes also from the naseberry or sapodilla ({Sapota zapotilla}). It is more plastic than caoutchouc and more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chicle — 1889, Amer.Eng. (in chicle gum), from Mexican Sp. chicle, from Nahuatl (Aztec) tzictli …   Etymology dictionary

  • chicle — /chik euhl/, n. a gumlike substance obtained from the latex of certain tropical American trees, as the sapodilla, used chiefly in the manufacture of chewing gum. Also called chicle gum. [1860 65, Amer.; < MexSp < Nahuatl tzictli] * * * ▪ gum… …   Universalium

  • gum — Synonyms and related words: Lastex, acaroid resins, agglutinate, alveolar ridge, amber, baleen, battledore, bind, bite, bollix, braze, bridgework, bubble gum, cement, champ, chaw, chew, chew the cud, chew up, chewing gum, chicle, chicle gum,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chicle — Balata Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chicle — /ˈtʃɪkəl/ (say chikuhl) noun a gum like substance obtained from certain tropical American trees, as the sapodilla, used in the manufacture of chewing gum, etc. Also, chicle gum. {American Spanish, from Nahuatl chictli} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gum base — is the non nutritive, non digestible, water insoluble masticatory delivery system used to carry sweeteners, flavors and any other desired substances in chewing gum and bubble gum. It provides all the basic textural and masticatory properties of… …   Wikipedia

  • chiclé — [ (t)ʃikle ] n. m. • 1922; esp. chicle, du nahuatl tzictli ♦ Latex qui découle notamment du sapotillier. Le chiclé est utilisé dans la préparation des chewing gums. ● chicle nom masculin (espagnol chicle, de l aztèque chictli) Latex du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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