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chicle

Pronunciation: chik′el

Definition:

  1. The partially evaporated viscous, milky juice from Manilkara zapotilla (sapotaceae), which is native to the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America.
  2. A mixture of gutta with triterpene alcohols. Used in the manufacture of chewing gum.

[Sp., from Nahuatl chictli]

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