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tacamahac

[tak-uh-muh-hak] /ˈtæk ə məˌhæk/
noun
1.
any of several resinous substances, used in incenses, ointments, etc.
2.
any tree, as of the genera Bursera and Populus, yielding such a product.
Also, tacamahaca
[tak-uh-muh-hak-uh] /ˌtæk ə məˈhæk ə/ (Show IPA),
tacmahack.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Mexican Spanish tecama(ha)ca < Nahuatl tecamac resin used in medicine
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British Dictionary definitions for tacamahac

tacamahac

/ˈtækəməˌhæk/
noun
1.
any of several strong-smelling resinous gums obtained from certain trees, used in making ointments, incense, etc
2.
any tree yielding this resin, esp the balsam poplar
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish tacamahaca, from Nahuatl tecomahca aromatic resin
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