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tac·a·ma·hac

 (tăk′ə-mə-hăk′)
n.
1. Any of several aromatic resinous substances used in ointments and incense.

[Spanish tacamaca, tacamahaca, from Nahuatl tecamaca.]

tacamahac

(ˈtækəməˌhæk) or

tacmahack

n
1. (Plants) any of several strong-smelling resinous gums obtained from certain trees, used in making ointments, incense, etc. Also called: hackmatack
2. (Plants) any tree yielding this resin, esp the balsam poplar. Also called: hackmatack
[C16: from Spanish tacamahaca, from Nahuatl tecomahca aromatic resin]

tac•a•ma•hac

(ˈtæk ə məˌhæk)

n.
[1570–80; < Sp tecama(ha)ca < Nahuatl tecamac]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tacamahac - poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leavestacamahac - poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves
poplar tree, poplar - any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins