Definition of tamarind:
- A leguminous tree ( Tamarindus Indica) cultivated both the Indies, and the other tropical countries, for the sake of its shade, and for its fruit. The trunk of the tree is lofty and large, with wide- spreading branches; the flowers are in racemes at the ends of the branches. The leaves are small and finely pinnated.
- One of the preserved seed pods of the tamarind, which contain an acid pulp, and are used medicinally and for preparing a pleasant drink.
fruit (part of speech: noun)
- casaba melon,
- passion fruit,
- "Through the Malay Archipelago", Emily Richings.
To the right of this dam stretched many miles of cultivation; to the left, on the farther shores of the lake, lay park- like grass- lands, studded with forest trees, some of whose mighty descendants still exist in the noble " tamarind," rising above all others.- "Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon", Samuel White Baker.
- "The Wandering Jew, Book II.", Eugene Sue.