guaiac wood

noun
variants: less commonly

guaiacum wood

Definition of guaiac wood

  1. 1 :  the heartwood of a palo santo (Bulnesia sarmienti) that yields an oil having an odor of tea or violets and used especially as a fixative in perfumery

  2. 2 :  the palo santo that yields guaiac wood

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