Last modified on 18 February 2015, at 21:08

tamarind

EnglishEdit

Tamarind tree with unripened fruits
A bowl of Penang asam laksa, a noodle dish of Peranakan origin flavoured with asam or tamarind

EtymologyEdit

Old French tamarinde, from Arabic تمر هندي (tamr hindī).

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NounEdit

tamarind (countable and uncountable, plural tamarinds)

  1. A tropical tree, Tamarindus indica.
  2. The fruit of this tree; the pulp is used as spice in Asian cooking and in Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Other similar species:
    1. Diploglottis australis, native tamarind, a rainforest tree of Eastern Australia,
    2. Garcinia gummi-gutta, Malabar tamarind, native to Indonesia
    3. velvet tamarind (species of Dalium)
  4. A dark brown colour, like that of a tamarind.
    tamarind colour:    

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