- a strong-smelling gum resin used in ointments and incenses
- any of several trees, as the balsam poplar, yielding this resin
Origin of tacamahacSpanish tacamahaca, earlier tecomahaca ; from Nahuatl tecomahca, literally , stinking copal
- Any of several aromatic resinous substances used in ointments and incense.
- See balsam poplar.
Origin of tacamahacSpanish tacamaca, tacamahaca, from Nahuatl tecamaca.
- A bitter balsamic resin or resinous exudation obtained from tropical American trees of the genus Elaphrium (Elaphrum tomentosum and Elaphrum tacamahaca), from East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum, or from the balsam poplar.
- Any tree yielding tacamahac resin, especially, in North America, the balsam poplar or balm of Gilead (Populus balsamifera).