tacamahac

IPA: tɑkɑmɑhʌk

noun

  • A bitter balsamic resin or resinous exudation obtained from tropical American trees of the family Burseraceae (Bursera tomentosa and Icica tacamahaca), from East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum, or from the balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera).
  • Any tree yielding tacamahac resin, especially, in North America, the balsam poplar or balm of Gilead (Populus balsamifera).

Examples of "tacamahac" in Sentences

  • For medicinal use from their resin, see tacamahac.
  • The camp had been placed under a beautiful tree -- the tacamahac, or balsam poplar.
  • Could it be that tacamahac (Populus) and hackmatack (Larix) got confused (the words, not the trees)?
  • She bathed the inflamed arm with water, and bound, the cool healing leaves of the _tacamahac_ [Footnote:
  • The camp had been placed under a beautiful tree -- the tacamahac, or balsam poplar (_Populus balsamifera_).
  • “tacamahac,” a species of poplar which grows to a great height and shoots forth yellowish leaves which turn green in the autumn.
  • Common names for P. balsamifera include balsam poplar, hackmatack, and tacamahac; common names for L. laricina include American larch, tamarack, hackmatack, and black larch.
  • Nor is the balsam-poplar, or tacamahac, less delightfully fragrant, especially while the gummy buds are just beginning to unfold; this is an elegant growing tree, where it has room to expand into boughs.

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