tamarind
1. [ noun ] (botany) 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
Synonyms: tamarindo Tamarindus_indica tamarind_tree
Related terms: bean_tree Tamarindus
2. [ noun ] (chemistry,botany,food) large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys
Synonyms: tamarindo
Related terms: edible_fruit
Similar spelling:   tamarindo
  tamarin
  Tamarindus