1 a caesalpiniaceous tropical evergreen tree, Tamarindus indica, having pale yellow red-streaked flowers and brown pulpy pods, each surrounded by a brittle shell
2 the acid fruit of this tree, used as a food and to make beverages and medicines
3 the wood of this tree
(C16: from Medieval Latin tamarindus, ultimately from Arabic tamr hindi Indian date, from tamr date + hindi Indian, from Hind India)
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