from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The coagulated milky juice of the sapodilla, used as the principal ingredient of chewing gum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The milky latex of the sapodilla tree, used after coagulation as the principal ingredient of chewing gum
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A gumlike substance obtained from the bully tree (Mimusops globosa) and sometimes also from the naseberry or sapodilla (Sapota zapotilla). It is more plastic than caoutchouc and more elastic than gutta-percha, as an adulterant of which it is used in England. It is used largely in the United States in making chewing gum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as chicle-gum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. gum-like substance from the sapodilla
Spanish, from Nahuatl chictli.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish chicle, from Classical Nahuatl tzictli. (Wiktionary)