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chi·cle

(chik'el),
1. The partially evaporated viscous, milky juice from Manilkara zapotilla (sapotaceae), which is native to the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America.
2. A mixture of gutta with triterpene alcohols. Used in the manufacture of chewing gum.
[Sp., from Nahuatl chictli]

chi·cle

(chikĕl)
1. The partially evaporated viscous, milky juice from Manilkara zapotilla (family Sapotaceae), which is native to the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America.
2. A mixture of gutta with triterpene alcohols. Used in the manufacture of chewing gum.
[Sp., from Nahuatl chictli]

chi·cle

(chikĕl)
Mixture of gutta with triterpene alcohols; used in manufacture of chewing gum.
[Sp., from Nahuatl chictli]
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Sap was boiled in the Chiclero camps to make chicle.
En esta, el Comite Particular Ejecutivo de este pueblo se dirigio al gobernador para exponer que los habitantes vivian exclusivamente "de la explotacion de chicle, industria para la que se [requeria] disponer del monte indispensable para la misma", el cual los contratistas particulares explotaban, viendose obligados a "trabajar con ellos y a venderles productos a veces a bajisimos precios y siempre de acuerdo con la mejor conveniencia de ellos" (Garcia, 1936: 3).
El nuevo producto, el chicle, fue el que May y otros jefes mayas utilizarian para negociar con el mundo exterior, asi como sus predecesores lo habian hecho durante la Guerra de Castas.
The chicle tree's hardwood served as building timbers and long-burning charcoal and can still be found in door lintels at Chichen Itza and in fireplaces of the ancient Maya.
Se han utilizado los parches en combinacion con el atomizador nasal y los chicles de nicotina.
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During the second century, Central American Mayans enjoyed chewing chicle, the natural gum from the latex of the sapodilla tree, which later became the main ingredient in chewing gum.
Originally, chicle, the resin from sapodilla trees, and spruce tree resin were used for gum base.
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.
The tree has a stretchy sap, called chicle. The Mayans began chewing clumps of the hardened sap.