[ al-muh-kee ]

  1. a West African tree, Manilkara albescens, of the sapodilla family.

  2. the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.

  1. Also al·a·mi·qui [al-uh-muh-kee] /ˌæl ə məˈki/ . a Cuban solenodon, Solenodon cubanus.

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

Words Nearby almique Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023