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Definition of "tamarind" []

  • A tropical Asian evergreen tree (Tamarindus indica) having pinnately compound leaves, pale yellow flowers, and long pods containing small seeds embedded in an edible pulp. (noun)
  • The fruit of this tree. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tamarind" in a sentence
  • "If I have to taste another dish slathered in tamarind, rosemary, or cilantro to cover up the bad taste, I'm moving to Darfur."
  • "Especially because here in Ohio your tamarind is well traveled and probably comes from a jar."
  • "The tamarind is a slow-growing, long-lived evergreen tree."