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guaiacum

guai·a·cum / ˈgwīəkəm/ • n. an evergreen tree (Guaiacum officinale and G. sanctum, family Zygophyllaceae) of the Caribbean and tropical America, formerly important for its hard, heavy, oily timber but now scarce. Also called lignum vitae. ∎ another term for guaiac.

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Guaiacum

Guaiacum (family Zygophyllaceae) A genus of trees some of which yield an extremely hard, dense, oily timber. Lignum vitae comes from G. officinale (and others). This species also yields a medicinal resin, guaiacum. There are 6 species, occurring in the W. Indies and tropical America.

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guaiacum

guaiacum tree, wood, and resin of the West Indies. XVI. modL., f. Sp. guayaco, guayacán, of Haitian orig.
Also anglicized guaiac (XVI).

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