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The coagulated milky latex of the sapodilla, formerly used as the principal ingredient of chewing gum.
[Spanish, from Nahuatl tzictli, from tzicoa, to seize, hold, stick something to something else .]
(Cookery) a gumlike substance obtained from the sapodilla; the main ingredient of chewing gum. Also called: chicle gum
[from Spanish, from Nahuatl chictli]
a gumlike substance obtained from the latex of certain tropical American trees, as the sapodilla, used chiefly in chewing gum.
[1860–65, Amer.; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl tzictli]
n → Chiclegummi m