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chicle Line breaks: chi¦cle
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪk(ə)l/

Definition of chicle in English:


[mass noun]
1The milky latex of the sapodilla tree, formerly chewed by the Aztecs and now used to make chewing gum.
Example sentences
  • Then immerse yourself in the exotic oasis of nearby Foster Botanical Garden, and send the kids sleuthing for chocolate, cinnamon, and chicle (chewing gum) trees, amid other varieties.
  • The tree, which also produces the gum chicle, from which chewing gum is made, was cultivated in the region long before the arrival of the Spaniards.
  • To the east lay the airstrip built half a century ago, when Wrigley's planes flew in regularly to buy chicle tree resin.
1.1 another term for sapodilla.


Via Latin American Spanish, from Nahuatl tzictli.

Words that rhyme with chicle

fickle, mickle, nickel, pickle, prickle, sickle, strickle, tickle, trickle
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