Tamarind definition

tămə-rĭnd
A tropical evergreen tree (Tamarindus indica) of the pea family, native to Africa and and widely cultivated as an ornamental and for its pods, which contain small seeds embedded in a sticky edible pulp.
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A tropical leguminous tree (Tamarindus indica) of the caesalpinia family, with yellow flowers and brown pods with an acid pulp.
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Its fruit, used in foods, beverages, etc.
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A tropical tree, Tamarindus indica.
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The fruit of this tree; the pulp is used as spice in Asian cooking and in Worcestershire sauce.
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The fruit of this tree.
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Syrup prepared from the pulp of this fruit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tamarind
Plural:
tamarinds

Origin of tamarind

  • Middle English from Old French tamarinde from Arabic tamr hindī tamr dates tmr in Semitic roots hindī of India (from Hind India) (from Persian Hindi)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French tamarinde, from Arabic تمر هندي (tamr hindī).

    From Wiktionary