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guaiacum or guaiocum (ˈɡwaɪəkəm)
1.  any tropical American evergreen tree of the zygophyllaceous genus Guaiacum, such as the lignum vitae
2.  the hard heavy wood of any of these trees
3.  Also called: guaiac a brownish resin obtained from the lignum vitae, used medicinally and in making varnishes
[C16: New Latin, from Spanish guayaco, of Taino origin]
guaiocum or guaiocum (ˈɡwaɪəkəm, ˈɡwaɪæk)
[C16: New Latin, from Spanish guayaco, of Taino origin]

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