Tacamahac
Tacamahac Tac"a*ma*hac`, Tacamahaca Tac`a*ma*ha"ca, n. 1. A bitter balsamic resin obtained from tropical American trees of the genus {Elaphrium} ({Elaphrium tomentosum} and {Elaphrium Tacamahaca}), and also from East Indian trees of the genus {Calophyllum}; also, the resinous exhudation of the balsam poplar. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Any tree yielding tacamahac resin, especially, in North America, the balsam poplar, or balm of Gilead ({Populus balsamifera}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Populus balsamifera)


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  • Tacamahac — is the name of medicinal resins, now little used, obtained from several plant sources including Calophyllum tacamahaca and Calophyllum inophyllum .The word has sometimes been regarded, apparently wrongly, as a synonym of balm of Gilead.External… …   Wikipedia

  • tacamahac — [tak′ə mə hak΄ətak′ə mə hak΄] n. [Sp tacamahaca, earlier tecomahaca < Nahuatl tecomahca, lit., stinking copal] 1. a strong smelling gum resin used in ointments and incenses 2. any of several trees, as the balsam poplar, yielding this resin:… …   English World dictionary

  • tacamahac — balzaminė tuopa statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Populus balsamifera), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tacamahac — noun Etymology: Spanish tacamahaca, from Nahuatl tecamac medicinal resin Date: 1739 balsam poplar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tacamahac — /tak euh meuh hak /, n. 1. any of several resinous substances, used in incenses, ointments, etc. 2. any tree, as of the genera Bursera and Populus, yielding such a product. 3. See balsam poplar. Also, tacamahaca /tak euh meuh hak euh/, tacmahack …   Universalium

  • tacamahac — n. Balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tacamahac — tac·a·ma·hac …   English syllables

  • tacamahac — tac•a•ma•hac [[t]ˈtæk ə məˌhæk[/t]] n. balsam poplar • Etymology: 1570–80; < Sp tecama(ha)ca < Nahuatl tecamac …   From formal English to slang

  • tacamahac — /ˈtækəməhæk/ (say takuhmuhhak) noun 1. any of certain resinous substances used in incenses, ointments, etc. 2. any tree yielding such a product. 3. (in North America) the balsam poplar, Populus balsamifera. Also, tacamahaca. {Spanish tacama(ha)ca …   Australian English dictionary

  • tacamahac — n. 1 a resinous gum obtained from certain tropical trees esp. of the genus Calophyllum. 2 a the balsam poplar. b the resin of this. Etymology: obs. Sp. tacamahaca f. Aztec tecomahiyac …   Useful english dictionary

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