Elaphrium Tacamahaca
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]


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  • Tacamahaca — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elaphrium tomentosum — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Populus balsamifera — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Takamahak — (Tacamahaca), wohlriechendes, aus der Rinde mehrer ost u. westindischen Bäume (bes. aus Calophyllum inophyllum, C. tacamahaca, Elaphrium tomentosum, E. excelsum, Calophyllum apetalum W.) ausfließendes, an der Luft verhärtetes, wohlriechendes… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Calophyllum — (C. L., Schönblatt), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Clusiaceae Calltophylleae. 13. Kl. 1. Ordn. L. Arten: tropische: Bäume. Merkwürdig: C. inophyllum, in Westindien, u. Cochinchina, schöner Baum mit großen Ballern u. wohlriechenden Blumen.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fagara octandra — (Elaphrium tomentosum, Filziges Leichtholz od. Schwammholzbaum). ein Baum Südamerikas, bes. am Curacao u. auf den benachbarten Inseln, mit beiderseits filzigen vierpaarigen Blättern, deren Stiele geflügelt, die kaum 1 Zoll langen Blättchen unten… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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