acouchi

noun
acou·​chi
variants: or less commonly acuchi \ ə-​ˈkü-​shē \ or acouchi resin
plural -s

Definition of acouchi

: a resin similar in nature and uses to elemi and obtained from various South American trees of the genus Protium

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History and Etymology for acouchi

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acouchi. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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