Guaiacum



[gwahy-uh-kuh m] /ˈgwaɪ ə kəm/

noun
1.
any of several tropical American trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Guaiacum of the caltrop family; lignum vitae.
2.
the hard, heavy wood of such a tree; .
3.
resin obtained from such a tree; .
/ˈɡwaɪəkəm/
noun
1.
any tropical American evergreen tree of the zygophyllaceous genus Guaiacum, such as the lignum vitae
2.
the hard heavy wood of any of these trees
3.
Also called guaiac (ˈɡwaɪæk). a brownish resin obtained from the lignum vitae, used medicinally and in making varnishes

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