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chic·le

 (chĭk′əl, chē′klĕ)
n.
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 .]

chicle

(ˈtʃɪkəl)
n
(Cookery) a gumlike substance obtained from the sapodilla; the main ingredient of chewing gum. Also called: chicle gum
[from Spanish, from Nahuatl chictli]

chic•le

(ˈtʃɪk əl)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chicle - gum-like substance from the sapodilla
chewing gum, gum - a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
Translations

chicle

nChiclegummi m
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Por ser una region ubicada entre los dos vertientes, el paisaje de Matiguas presenta una flora de transicion (Salas 1993), con especies como Astronium graveolens, Bravaisia integerrima, Calycophyllum candidissimum, Brosimum alicastrum, Manilkara chicle y especies de Ocotea.
Other common trees include caoba (Swietenia macrophylla; we know it as mahogany); the yellow-flowered poro poro (Cochlospermun vitifolium), with a spare, branching structure and smooth, mouse-gray bark; the guanacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum), the province's namesake, a magnificent, broad-spreading, deciduous tree with a pod shaped like a monkey's ear; nispero (Manilkara chicle), the original source of chicle for chewing gum; and the evergreen guapinol (Hymeneaea courbaril), the source of fossil amber in the novel and movie Jurassic Park), with a brown-and-white bark and a pouch-shaped fruit.
Algunas de las especies arboreas tipicas de este estrato son Brosimum alicastrum (Moraceae), Calophyllum brasiliense (Clusiaceae), Cedrela odorata (Meliaceae), Clarisia racemosa (Moraceae), Cojoba arborea (Fabaceae), Ficus obtusifolia (Moraceae), Lafoensia punicifolia (Lythraceae), Manilkara chicle (Sapotaceae), Sapindus saponaria (Sapindaceae), Tapirira mexicana (Anacardiaceae), Terminalia oblonga (Combretaceae) y Zinoweiwia integerrima (Celastraceae), entre otras.