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Synonyms for chicle

gum-like substance from the sapodilla


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Although Diego de Landa, the sixteenth-century bishop of the Yucatan who infamously burned the Maya codices, never admitted to chewing chicle himself, he did praise the taste of sapodilla in his Relacion de las cosas de Yucatan, written about 1566.
Chicle, sapodilla, naseberry Native to the Yucatan Peninsula,
In addition to the statutory references, the Service cited American Chicle, 316 US 450 (1942), apparently to establish that the primary intention of the FTC is to avoid double taxation.
He named his invention after an ingredient from the chicle tree.
For example, carp, caviar, chard, cherimoya, chestnuts and chicle all were outlined within two pages in the ``C'' chapter.
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.
In the Peten of Guatemala, the key resources are allspice and chicle, a binding substance used in gum, among other things.
That comes mainly from sapodilla, which produces a gum called chicle, one of the ingredients in chewing gum.
CHEWING GUM BACK in 1869, New Yorker Thomas Adams was trying to make rubber for tyres using gum from chicle trees.
It is made from the sap of the chicle tree grown in Mexico.
Although it has been noted by Merino-Perez and Seguro-Warnholtz (2005) that in the last six years of that period--corresponding to the presidency of Lazaro Cardenas (1934-40)--the government "did support community resin extraction in central Mexico's temperate forests and chicle extraction in the southeast" (51), these authors have also pointed out that during that period the government "paid little attention to forest development" (51), not to mention the indigenous peasant's place in this development.
It sits on the outskirts of Paraiso, a typical farming community, hardly a spot on the map and reachable only by fore-wheel-drive vehicles that groan and fishtail on trails made boggy with a sticky mud locals call barro de chicle, or rubber clay.
Her minder was only scurrying around the tree, chicle body vibrating for anxious; green crystal eyes tracking, tracking, as it tried to make sure Tan-Tan was all right.
They failed, but found chicle was tasty and invented chewing gum instead.
Caterpillars belonging to 17 species were documented feeding on the leaves of Manilkara chicle, a tree belonging to the Sapotaceae which is commonly found in the Santa Rosa National Park in Costa Rica.