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: tamarind_tree Tamarindus_indica tamarind
Related terms: bean_tree Tamarindus tamarind
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: tamarind
Related terms: edible_fruit tamarind
Similar spelling:   tamarind