wild tamarind

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wild tamarind a tree of the West Indies and Florida and Mexico; resembles tamarind and has long flat pods
    • n wild tamarind common thorny tropical American tree having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle-shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wild tamarind (Bot) a name given to certain trees somewhat resembling the tamarind, as the Lysiloma latisiliqua of Southern Florida, and the Pithecolobium filicifolium of the West Indies.
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Usage

In literature:

Wild fruit began to be abundant; the wood-apple and tamarind and a small plum-like fruit, furnished us with many an agreeable repast.
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
Here are also wild tamarind-trees, not as large as the true; though much resembling them both in the bark and leaf.
"A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
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In news:

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