chicle

noun
chi·​cle | \ ˈchi-kəl How to pronounce chicle (audio) , ˈchi-klē How to pronounce chicle (audio) \

Definition of chicle

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

First Known Use of chicle

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chicle

American Spanish, from Nahautl tzictli

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The first known use of chicle was in 1884

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“Chicle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chicle. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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chicle

noun
chi·​cle | \ ˈchi-kəl How to pronounce chicle (audio) , -klē \

Kids Definition of chicle

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

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