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Chiclets is a brand of candy coated chewing gum made by Cadbury Adams. The colors of chiclets are: yellow, green, orange, red, purple, white, and pink. The product's name is derived from Nahuatl word tziktli, in English chicle, the substance from which chewing gum was traditionally made. The original flavor was peppermint but many flavors have been added and discontinued over the decades since the introduction in 1906. Assorted fruit flavor is still available in Algeria, Colombia, Argentina, Egypt, Canada, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Venezuela, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic and the United States.
The Chiclet term has been co-opted in technology to describe
- a type of rubber keyboard,
- a small icon adjacent to a blog post, article or web page to indicate the availability of an RSS feed,
- the upper right hand corner button for configuring toolbars of some Aqua windows on Mac OS X
- the icons representing applications (databases) on the workspace in Lotus Notes
- low voltage, crimp-type wire connectors otherwise referred to as B-type.
All of these resemble the square, pillow-shaped size, look, or feel of a Chiclet.
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