noun al·ma·ci·ga \alˈmäsēgə, -ˌgä\

Definition of almaciga



  1. 1 :  a tall Philippine timber tree (Agathis philippinensis) yielding a hard resin

  2. 2 :  the resin yielded by the almaciga tree :  manila copal

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Origin and Etymology of almaciga

Spanish almáciga mastic, from Arabic al-maṣṭakah the mastic, from Greek mastichē — more at mastic

First Known Use: 1866

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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