Definition of Tamarind tree

1. Noun. 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-colored acidic pulp.

Exact synonyms: Tamarind, Tamarindo, Tamarindus Indica
Terms within: Tamarind, Tamarindo
Group relationships: Genus Tamarindus, Tamarindus
Generic synonyms: Bean Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tamarind Tree

tamara
tamarack
tamaracks
tamarao
tamaraos
tamaras
tamarau
tamaraus
tamaraw
tamari
tamaric
tamarillo
tamarillos
tamarin
tamarind
tamarind tree (current term)
tamarindo
tamarinds
tamarins
tamaris
tamarisk
tamarisk family
tamarisk gerbil
tamarisks
tamarugite
tamasha
tamashas
tambac
tambacs
tambak

Literary usage of Tamarind tree

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1. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1835)
"The tamarind-tree exists also in Arabia, Egypt, and other parts of Africa; but that of the West Indies is perhaps a different species, distinguished by the ..."

2. In Dwarf Land and Cannibal Country: A Record of Travel and Discovery in by Albert Bushnell Lloyd (1900)
"... CHAPTER III GLIMPSES OF CAMP LIFE Under the tamarind tree—Refreshment for the cows—Hope deferred at ..."

3. Changing Africa: The First Literary Generation of Independent Cape Verde by Gerald M. Moser (1992)
"The tamarind tree that resisted the drought Was helpless before the man with the axe Down it went into the fire to cook the ..."

4. Changing Africa: the First Literary Generation of Independent Cape Verde by Gerald Moser (2007)
"The tamarind tree that resisted the drought Was helpless before the man with the axe Down it went into the fire to cook the ..."

5. A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa by James Backhouse (1844)
"tamarind tree.—Plants.—State of Religion.—Animals.—Shrubs. —Sabbath.—Canteens. — Cemetery. — Chinese. — Creoles. — Missionaries. — Schools, &c. ..."

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