Etymology
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tamarind (n.)

c. 1400, "fruit of the tamarind tree, used medicinally," ultimately from Arabic tamr hindi, literally "date of India," from hind "India." First element cognate with Hebrew tamar "palm tree, date palm." Of the tree itself, from 1610s.

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Definitions of tamarind

tamarind (n.)
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 / tamarindo / Tamarindus indica
tamarind (n.)
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
From wordnet.princeton.edu