variants or guacima or guasima
or huasima
plural -s
: any of several tropical American timber trees especially of the genus Guazuma (as G. ulmifolia) having inner bark that yields a mucilaginous substance used in medicine and a tough bast from which cordage is made

Word History


American Spanish guácimo, guácima, guásima, guázuma, from Taino guácima, guaçúm

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“Guacimo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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