- the pod of a large, tropical tree, Tamarindus indica, of the legume family, containing seeds enclosed in a juicy acid pulp that is used in beverages and food.
- the tree itself.
- a leguminous tropical evergreen tree, Tamarindus indica, having pale yellow red-streaked flowers and brown pulpy pods, each surrounded by a brittle shell
- the acid fruit of this tree, used as a food and to make beverages and medicines
- the wood of this tree
n.by c.1400, ultimately from Arabic tamr hindi, literally “date of India.” First element cognate with Hebrew tamar “palm tree, date palm.”