almique

almique

[al-muh-kee]
noun
1.
a West African tree, Manilkara albescens, of the sapodilla family.
2.
the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
3.
Also, alamiqui. a Cuban solenodon, Solenodon cubanus.

Origin:
< American Spanish almiquí, probably two distinct words, both of obscure origin; supposed connection between the animal's name and Spanish almizcle musk or (ratón) almizclero muskrat is probably specious

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