variants or less commonly acuchi
or acouchi resin
plural -s
: a resin similar in nature and uses to elemi and obtained from various South American trees of the genus Protium

Word History


borrowed from French (baume/résine) acouchi, probably a misrepresentation of New Latin aracouchini, said to be the Galibi name at Cayenne, French Guiana, for Protium heterophyllum (Icica aracouchini)

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“Acouchi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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