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almique

[ al-muh-kee ]
/ ˌæl məˈki /
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noun
a West African tree, Manilkara albescens, of the sapodilla family.
the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Also al·a·mi·qui [al-uh-muh-kee] /ˌæl ə məˈki/ . a Cuban solenodon, Solenodon cubanus.
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Origin of almique

First recorded in 1910–15; from Spanish almiquí, probably two distinct words, both of obscure origin; the supposed connection between the animal's name and Spanish almizcle “musk” or (ratón) almizclero “muskrat” is superficially plausible but unlikely
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