a West African tree, Manilkara albescens, of the sapodilla family.
the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
3. Also, alamiqui.
a Cuban solenodon, Solenodon cubanus.
< 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