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chicle

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noun chi·cle \ˈchi-kəl, ˈchi-klē\

Definition of chicle

  1. :  a gum from the latex of the sapodilla used as the chief ingredient of chewing gum



Origin of chicle

American Spanish, from Nahautl tzictli


First Known Use: 1884

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chicle

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noun chi·cle \ˈchi-kəl, -klē\

Definition of chicle

  1. :  a gum obtained from the sap of a tropical American tree and used in making chewing gum




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