tamarind

Definitions of tamarind
  1. noun
    long-lived tropical evergreen tree with a spreading crown and feathery evergreen foliage and fragrant flowers yielding hard yellowish wood and long pods with edible chocolate-colored acidic pulp
    synonyms: Tamarindus indica, tamarind tree, tamarindo
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    type of:
    bean tree
    any of several trees having seedpods as fruits
  2. noun
    large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys
    synonyms: tamarindo
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    type of:
    edible fruit
    edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
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