camachile

noun
ca·​ma·​chi·​le | \ ˈkäməˈchilē \
plural -s

Definition of camachile

: 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

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History and Etymology for camachile

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

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“Camachile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camachile. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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