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Noun: tamarind  ta-mu-rind
  1. Long-lived tropical evergreen tree with a spreading crown and feathery evergreen foliage and fragrant flowers yielding hard yellowish wood and long pods with edible chocolate-coloured acidic pulp
    - tamarind tree, tamarindo, Tamarindus indica
  2. Large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys
    - tamarindo

Derived forms: tamarinds

Type of: bean tree, edible fruit

Part of: genus Tamarindus, Tamarindus

Encyclopedia: Tamarind