plural -s
: a common tropical American tree (Pithecolobium dulce) yielding good timber, a yellow dye, a mucilaginous gum, and a widely used edible fruit

called also huamuchil

see manila tamarind

Word History


American Spanish camachile, cuamóchil, guamúchil, from Nahuatl cuauh-mochitl

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“Camachile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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