chiclete

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Etymology[edit]

From English Chiclets (a brand of candy-coated chewing gum made by Cadbury Adams), from chicle (principal ingredient of chewing gum), from Spanish chicle, from Classical Nahuatl tzictli (gum of the sapodilla tree, chewing gum).

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Noun[edit]

chiclete (Brazil) m or (Portugal) f (plural chicletes)

  1. gum (single piece of chewing gum)
    • 1981, “Chiclete”, in Táxi, performed by Táxi:
      Como esta música é produto acabado / Da sociedade de consumo imediato / Como tudo o que se comete nesta vida, chiclete
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pastilha elástica