chicle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chicle gum-like substance from the sapodilla
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chicle 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chicle Same as chicle-gum.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Tobacco and chicle occupy the nostrils and jaws of a large part of the human race.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
During March, 1938, mysterious activities took place in the heart of the chicle forests in Campeche.
"Secret Armies" by John L. Spivak
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