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The ripe fruit of tamarind tree is used as a condiment. It is a moderate size to large, evergreen tree, up to 24 mtr in high and 7 mtr in girth. Bark is brown or dark gray, longitudinally and horizontally fissured. Leaves are paripinnate up to 15 cm long, leaflets are 10-20 pairs, oblong, 8-30 mm. Flowers are small, yellowish with pink stripes, pods are 7.5-20 cm long, 2.5 cm broad, 1 cm thick, more or less constricted between seeds, slightly curved, brownish coloured. Seeds are 3-12 oblong compressed, 1.5 cm, dark brown shining. Endocarp is light brownish, sweetish or acidic, edible pulp, traversed by branched ligneous strands. The outer cover of the pod is fragile and easily separable.


Indian name for Tamarind

Asamese : Teteli Bengali : Tentul Gujarati : Amli Kannada : Huli Kashmiri : Tambari Malayalam : Puli,Valanpuli Hindi : Imli Oriya : Dalima Punjabi : Imli Sanskrit : Tintiri,Amli Tamil : Puli Telugu : Chintapandu

Foreign name for Tamarind

Arabic : Tamr al-hindi Burmese : Ma-gyi-thi Chinese : Da ma lin Czech : Tamarind Dutch : Tamarinde French : Tamarin German : Tamarinde Italian : Tamarindo Japanese : Tamarindo Spanish : Tamarindo



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