Definition of tacamahac in English:

tacamahac

noun

  • another term for balsam poplar
    • ‘This poplar is closely related to, and sometimes considered a variety of, the balsam poplar (P. tacamahaca), which has also been called balm of Gilead and tacamahac.’

Origin

Late 16th century (originally denoting the aromatic resin of Bursera simaruba: see elemi): from obsolete Spanish tacamahaca, from Aztec tecomahiyac.

Pronunciation:

tacamahac

/ˈtakəməˌhak/