popinac

[ pop-uh-nak ]
/ ˈpɒp əˌnæk /

noun

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Origin of popinac

1895–1900, Americanism; alteration of Latin opopanax < Greek opopánax gum (of Opopanax hispidus), equivalent to opo-, combining form of opós juice + pánax panacea
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