acuyari wood

noun

: a fragrant wood obtained from a tree (Bursera altissima) of Guiana

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish acuyari, probably from Carib acaiara

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acuyari wood was circa 1889

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“Acuyari wood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acuyari%20wood. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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