noun chi·cle \ˈchi-kəl, ˈchi-klē\

Definition of CHICLE

:  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

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil
CHICLE Defined for Kids


noun chi·cle \ˈchi-kəl, -klē\

Definition of CHICLE for Kids

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


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