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Dec 19, 2008
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Toponyms from India

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golconda
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tamarind

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tamarind

PRONUNCIATION:
(TAM-uh-rind)

MEANING:
noun: The pod of the tree Tamarindus indica, the pulp of which is sour in taste and used in preparing food and drinks.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin tamarindus, from Arabic tamr (date) + hindi (Indian), owing to the date-like consistency of its pulp.

USAGE:
"Trimming staff may be a consideration, but this will have to be considered against the background that the economy may begin to 'recover' by 2012 ... We Jamaicans have been so seasoned to hardships that this extended tamarind season may be tailor-made for us."
Mark Wignall; Bracing for 2009 and Beyond; Jamaica Observer (Kingston); Dec 4, 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
To be nobody but myself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. -E.E. Cummings, poet (1894-1962)

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