noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi witɨsɨka, from wití, the tree Licania tomentosa + ɨsɨka resin Date: 1901 any of several South American trees; especially a Brazilian tree (Licania rigida) with seeds that yield a drying oil similar to tung oil

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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