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tamarind

  

      n  
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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