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English Dictionary: chicle gum by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
chicle gum
  1. gum-like substance from the sapodilla [syn: chicle, chicle gum]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Balata \Bal"a*ta\, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.]
      1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}).
      2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice
            ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried
            constitutes an elastic gum called {chicle}, or {chicle

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chicle \Chic"le\, n., Chicle gum \Chicle gum\ [Amer. Sp.
      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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