tacamahaca

tacamahac

[tak-uh-muh-hak]
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] , tacmahack.


Origin:
1570–80; < Mexican Spanish tecama(ha)ca < Nahuatl tecamac resin used in medicine

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tacamahac or tacmahack (ˈtækəməˌhæk)
 
n
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
 
[C16: from Spanish tacamahaca, from Nahuatl tecomahca aromatic resin]
 
tacmahack or tacmahack
 
n
 
[C16: from Spanish tacamahaca, from Nahuatl tecomahca aromatic resin]

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