Definition of dattock in US English:

dattock

(also dittock)

noun

  • A leguminous West African tree, Detarium senegalense (subfamily Caesalpinioideae), which yields hard mahogany-like timber and bears edible fruit, rich in vitamin C.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Wolof ditax with final velar fricative, regionally also pronounced with/a/ in the first syllable.

Pronunciation

dattock

/ˈdatək/