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guaiac


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guaiac  \Gua"iac\,  a.  [See  {Guaiacum}.] 
  Pertaining  to  or  resembling,  guaiacum.  --  n.  Guaiacum. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guaiacum  \Gua"ia*cum\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Sp  guayaco,  from  native 
  name  in  Hayti.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  small  crooked  trees,  growing  in 
  tropical  America. 
 
  2.  The  heart  wood  or  the  resin  of  the  {Guaiacum  offinale}  or 
  lignum-vit[ae],  a  large  tree  of  the  West  Indies  and 
  Central  America.  It  is  much  used  in  medicine.  [Written 
  also  {guaiac}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guaiac 
  n  :  hard  greenish-brown  wood  of  the  lignum  vitae  tree  and  other 
  trees  of  the  genus  Guaiacum  [syn:  {lignum  vitae},  {guaiacum}] 




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