almique

[ al-muh-kee ]
/ ˌæl məˈki /

noun

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

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Origin of almique

< 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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