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oiticica

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noun oi·ti·ci·ca \ˌȯi-tə-ˈsē-kə\

Definition of oiticica

  1. :  any of several South American trees; especially :  a Brazilian tree (Licania rigida) with seeds that yield a drying oil similar to tung oil



Origin and Etymology of oiticica

Portuguese, from Tupi wit i̵sí̵ka, from wití, the tree Licania tomentosa +  i̵sí̵ka resin


First Known Use: 1901

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