Definition of Manila tamarind
1. Noun. Common thorny tropical American tree having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle-shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum.
Group relationships: Genus Pithecellobium, Genus Pithecolobium, Pithecellobium, Pithecolobium
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Literary usage of Manila tamarind
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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"... tamarind,— Brown tamarind, the velvet tamarind and other species of Dialium.—Manila tamarind. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... dulce is the sweet-pulped manila tamarind. Certain leguminous trees of Central America and the West Indies, ..."
3. Publications by Bureau of Government Laboratories, Philippines, Department of the Interior (1904)
"In India it is known as the "'manila tamarind," probably from the similarity of its fleshy aril to the Meshy mesocarp of the true tamarind (Tamarindus ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"... but it has not attracted the attention which its valuable wood and abundant fruitage warrant. Tamarind, known as manila tamarind (fruit of ..."