- any of several resinous substances, used in incenses, ointments, etc.
- any tree, as of the genera Bursera and Populus, yielding such a product.
- balsam poplar.
Origin of tacamahac
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Historical Examples of tacamahac
The camp had been placed under a beautiful tree—the tacamahac, or balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera).The Young Voyageurs
The camp had been placed under a beautiful tree—the tacamahac, or balsam poplar.Popular Adventure Tales
Tacamahac, tak′a-ma-hak, n. a gum-resin yielded by several tropical trees.
Nearly a world tree is this poplar, which in some one of its variable forms is called also tacamahac, and balsam poplar as well.Getting Acquainted with the Trees
J. Horace McFarland
- 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