[gwahy-uh-kuh m] /ˈgwaɪ ə kəm/

any of several tropical American trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Guaiacum of the caltrop family; lignum vitae.
the hard, heavy wood of such a tree; .
resin obtained from such a tree; .
any tropical American evergreen tree of the zygophyllaceous genus Guaiacum, such as the lignum vitae
the hard heavy wood of any of these trees
Also called guaiac (ˈɡwaɪæk). a brownish resin obtained from the lignum vitae, used medicinally and in making varnishes


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