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tacamahac Line breaks: taca¦ma|hac
Pronunciation: /ˈtakəməˌhak/

Definition of tacamahac in English:


Another term for balsam poplar.
Example sentences
  • This poplar is closely related to, and sometimes considered a variety of, the balsam poplar (P. tacamahaca), which has also been called balm of Gilead and tacamahac.


Late 16th century (originally denoting the aromatic resin of Bursera simaruba: see elemi): from obsolete Spanish tacamahaca, from Aztec tecomahiyac.

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