chicle gum

chicle

[chik-uhl]
noun
a gumlike substance obtained from the latex of certain tropical American trees, as the sapodilla, used chiefly in the manufacture of chewing gum.
Also called chicle gum.


Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl tzictli

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chicle (ˈtʃɪkəl)
 
n
Also called: chicle gum a gumlike substance obtained from the sapodilla; the main ingredient of chewing gum
 
[from Spanish, from Nahuatl chictli]

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