tamarind

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English[edit]

Tamarind tree with unripened fruits

Etymology[edit]

Old French tamarinde, from Arabic تمر هندي (tamr hindī).

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tamarind (countable and uncountable, plural tamarinds)

  1. A tropical tree, Tamarindus indica.
  2. The fruit of this tree; the pulp is used as spice in Asian cooking and in Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Other similar species:
    1. Diploglottis australis, native tamarind, a rainforest tree of Eastern Australia,
    2. Garcinia gummi-gutta, Malabar tamarind, native to Indonesia
    3. velvet tamarind (species of Dalium)

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