Tacamahac definitions

tăk'ə-mə-hăk'
A strong-smelling gum resin used in ointments and incenses.
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Any of several trees, as the balsam poplar, yielding this resin.
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Any of several aromatic resinous substances used in ointments and incense.
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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.
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Any tree yielding tacamahac resin, especially, in North America, the balsam poplar or balm of Gilead (Populus balsamifera).
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Origin of tacamahac

In the 19th century, some authorities questioned if tacamahac, tamarack, and hackmatack could be cognate to one another, perhaps all corruptions of one term, but such cognancy is unlikely.