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1. tamarind

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

  • Tamarindus indica
  • tamarindo
  • tamarind tree

Etymology

  • tamarinde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • تمر هندي (Arabic)

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2. tamarind

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
  • genus Tamarindus
  • Tamarindus indica
  • tamarindo
  • tamarind tree

Etymology

  • tamarinde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • تمر هندي (Arabic)

Example sentences of the word tamarind


1. Noun, singular or mass
Fill a small bowl half full of warm tap water and place the tamarind seeds into it.

2. Verb, base form
You may know Malabar tamarind better as garcinia cambogia, which is also a tropical fruit like Tamarind indicus.

3. Noun, plural
Most commonly cultivated bromeliads like those found on wild tamarind are tree-dwelling plants known as epiphytes.

4. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
When you're trying to lose weight, tamarind supplements may be a waste of time and money.

5. Adjective
Also known as a tamarindo or an Indian date, tamarinds can be used fresh or dried, but are most often available in the United States as a canned concentrated pulp or processed into tamarind concentrate.

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