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guai·a·cum

 (gwī′ə-kəm)
n.
1. Any of several tropical American trees of the genus Guaiacum; a lignum vitae.
2. also guai·ac (gwī′ăk′)
a. The wood of a guaiacum.
b. A greenish-brown resin obtained from this tree, used medicinally and in varnishes.

[New Latin, from Spanish guayacán, from Taíno.]

guaiacum

(ˈɡwaɪəkəm) or

guaiocum

n
1. (Plants) any tropical American evergreen tree of the zygophyllaceous genus Guaiacum, such as the lignum vitae
2. (Plants) the hard heavy wood of any of these trees
3. (Plants) Also called: guaiac a brownish resin obtained from the lignum vitae, used medicinally and in making varnishes
[C16: New Latin, from Spanish guayaco, of Taino origin]

guai•a•cum

(ˈgwaɪ ə kəm)

n.
1. any of several tropical American trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Guaiacum of the caltrop family.
2. the wood of this tree; lignum vitae.
3. guaiac.
[1525–35; < New Latin < Sp guayaco, guayacán < Taino]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guaiacum - medicinal resin from the lignum vitae treeguaiacum - medicinal resin from the lignum vitae tree
Guaiacum officinale, lignum vitae - small evergreen tree of Caribbean and southern Central America to northern South America; a source of lignum vitae wood, hardest of commercial timbers, and a medicinal resin
natural resin - a plant exudate
2.guaiacum - hard greenish-brown wood of the lignum vitae tree and other trees of the genus Guaiacumguaiacum - hard greenish-brown wood of the lignum vitae tree and other trees of the genus Guaiacum
Guaiacum officinale, lignum vitae - small evergreen tree of Caribbean and southern Central America to northern South America; a source of lignum vitae wood, hardest of commercial timbers, and a medicinal resin
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
3.Guaiacum - small genus of evergreen resinous trees or shrubs of warm and tropical America
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
bean-caper family, family Zygophyllaceae, Zygophyllaceae - small trees, shrubs, and herbs of warm arid and saline regions; often resinous; some poisonous: genera Zygophyllum, Tribulus, Guaiacum, Larrea
Guaiacum officinale, lignum vitae - small evergreen tree of Caribbean and southern Central America to northern South America; a source of lignum vitae wood, hardest of commercial timbers, and a medicinal resin
Guaiacum sanctum - small evergreen tree of the southern United States and West Indies a source of lignum vitae wood
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