- a tropical leguminous tree (Tamarindus indica) of the caesalpinia family, with yellow flowers and brown pods with an acid pulp
- its fruit, used in foods, beverages, etc.
Origin of tamarindSpanish tamarindo from Arabic tamr hind?, date of India
- A tropical evergreen tree (Tamarindus indica) of the pea family, native to Africa and widely cultivated as an ornamental and for its pods, which contain small seeds embedded in a sticky edible pulp.
- a. The fruit of this tree.b. Syrup prepared from the pulp of this fruit.
Origin of tamarindMiddle English tamarinde ultimately ( via Medieval Latin tamarindus ) ( and Old Frenchtamarinde) from Arabic tamr hindī tamarind (literally, “Indian dates,” tamarind being so called because medieval Arabian merchants imported it from India) tamr dates tmr hindī of India ( from Hind India ) ( from Persian; see Hindi. )
(countable and uncountable, plural tamarinds)
Old French tamarinde, from Arabic ØªÙ…Ø± Ù‡Ù†Ø¯ÙŠ (tamr hindÄ«).