guai·​ac ˈgwī-ˌak How to pronounce guaiac (audio) ˈgī- How to pronounce guaiac (audio)

Examples of guaiac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pomegranate Noir Home Candle $80 at Jo Malone London Fall doesn't have to mean giving up your favorite fruity scents—just look to this candle, that brings together notes of tart, juicy pomegranate with autumnal hints of smoky guaiac wood. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 7 Sep. 2023 Filled with woodsy notes like cedar, guaiac, and cashmere woods, along with patchouli, amber, and moss—lightened by tuberose, star anise, rockrose, and cardamom—this candle is perfect for giving your home a warm, old world elegance. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 7 Sep. 2023 Vyrao Rose Marie Candle Cast in a divine blush pink wax and held in objet d'art vessel, Vyrao’s Rose Marie candle scent is a creamy floral lead by violet leaf with a touch of woodsiness by way of black tobacco, smoky guaiac wood, and sandalwood. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2023 The fragrance is elegant and charming, perfect for date nights or long office days with its notes of pomegranate, spicy pink pepper, and smoky guaiac wood. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2022 The potent juice is worldly and rich, driven by Australian sandalwood (one of the world's most precious woods) and brightened by Italian bergamot and Central American guaiac wood. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, 18 Nov. 2020

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Word History


New Latin Guaiacum

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guaiac was in 1750

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Cite this Entry

“Guaiac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


guai·​ac ˈg(w)ī-ˌak How to pronounce guaiac (audio)
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