a gumlike substance made from the milky juice of the sapodilla tree and used in making chewing gum
Origin of chicleAmerican Spanish from Nahuatl ?ik?i
The coagulated milky latex of the sapodilla, formerly used as the principal ingredient of chewing gum.
Origin of chicleSpanish from Nahuatl tzictli from tzicoa to seize, hold, stick something to something else
From Spanish chicle, from Classical Nahuatl tzictli.