plural -s
: a tall Philippine timber tree (Agathis philippinensis) yielding a hard resin
: the resin yielded by the almaciga tree : manila copal

Word History


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

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of almaciga was in 1866

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“Almaciga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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