1 [mass noun] Sticky brown acidic pulp from the pod of a tree of the pea family, widely used as a flavouring in Asian cooking.
- Add the fish sauce, palm sugar, lime or tamarind, and thin coconut milk.
- Sour and acid tastes are liked, and are manifest in the use of lime juice, tamarind, etc.
- I tried a few new recipes, but nothing too exotic, because I wasn't sure how to go about finding galangal, shrimp paste, fenugreek, black cumin, or tamarind.
2The tropical African tree which yields tamarind pods, cultivated throughout the tropics and also grown as an ornamental and shade tree.
- Tamarindus indica, family Leguminosae.
- The exhibition includes a South African ficus, a tamarind with pods, elephant grass from Africa, cherry, bougainvillaea, fig, Accacia and trees collected from forests.
- The tamarind is native to tropical Africa and grows wild throughout the Sudan.
- Nothing more relaxing, you might think, than the weekly meeting of four friends in the shade of the tamarind tree.
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