tacamahac

[ tak-uh-muh-hak ]
/ ˈtæk ə məˌhæk /

noun

any of several resinous substances, used in incenses, ointments, etc.
any tree, as of the genera Bursera and Populus, yielding such a product.

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Also tac·a·ma·hac·a [tak-uh-muh-hak-uh], /ˌtæk ə məˈhæk ə/, tacmahack.

Origin of tacamahac

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

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tacamahac

tacmahack

/ (ˈtækəməˌhæk) /

noun

any of several strong-smelling resinous gums obtained from certain trees, used in making ointments, incense, etc
any tree yielding this resin, esp the balsam poplar

Word Origin for tacamahac

C16: from Spanish tacamahaca, from Nahuatl tecomahca aromatic resin
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