chicle gum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chicle gum gum-like substance from the sapodilla
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chicle gum A gumlike substance obtained from the bully tree (Mimusops globosa) and sometimes also from the naseberry or sapodilla (Sapota zapotilla). It is more plastic than caoutchouc and more elastic than gutta-percha, as an adulterant of which it is used in England. It is used largely in the United States in making chewing gum.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Amer. Sp. chicle,