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chicle


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chicle  \Chic"le\,  n.,  Chicle  gum  \Chicle  gum\  [Amer.  Sp 
  chicle.] 
  A  gumlike  substance  obtained  from  the  bully  tree  ({Mimusops 
  globosa})  and  sometimes  also  from  the  naseberry  or  sapodilla 
  ({Sapota  zapotilla}).  It  is  more  plastic  than  caoutchouc  and 
  more  elastic  than  gutta-percha,  as  an  adulterant  of  which  it 
  is  used  in  England.  It  is  used  largely  in  the  United  States 
  in  making  chewing  gum. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balata  \Bal"a*ta\,  n.  [Sp.,  prob.  fr  native  name.] 
  1.  A  West  Indian  sapotaceous  tree  ({Bumelia  retusa}). 
 
  2.  The  bully  tree  ({Minusops  globosa});  also  its  milky  juice 
  ({);  also  its  milky  juice  (}),  which  when  dried 
  constitutes  an  elastic  gum  called  {chicle},  or  {chicle 
  gum}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chicle 
  n  :  gum-like  substance  from  the  sapodilla  [syn:  {chicle  gum}] 




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