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Meaning of CHICLE

Pronunciation:  'chikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  gum-like substance from the sapodilla
 

CHICLE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: chicle gum
 
 See Also: chewing gum, gum

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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