gua·​ci·​mo | \ ˈgwäsəˌmō \
variants: or guacima or guasima \ -​səmə \ or huasima \ ˈwä-​ \
plural -s

Definition of guacimo

: 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

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History and Etymology for guacimo

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

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“Guacimo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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