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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Guaiac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


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