Tacamahac meaning

tăkə-mə-hăk
Any of several aromatic resinous substances used in ointments and incense.
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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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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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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of tacamahac - tacamahaca

Origin of tacamahac

  • Spanish tacamaca, tacamahaca from Nahuatl tecamaca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Nahuatl tecamac.

    From Wiktionary