chicle


noun

  1. a gumlike substance obtained from the latex of certain tropical American trees, as the sapodilla, used chiefly in the manufacture of chewing gum.

noun

  1. a gumlike substance obtained from the sapodilla; the main ingredient of chewing gumAlso called: chicle gum
n.

1889, American English (in chicle-gum), from Mexican Spanish chicle, from Nahuatl (Aztec) tzictli.

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