guayacan

noun gua·ya·can \¦gwīə¦kän\

Definition of guayacan

plural

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  1. 1 :  any of several South and Central American timber trees typically with strong dense hard wood: such as a :  any of certain lignum vitae of the genus Guaiacum (especially G. sanctum) b :  any of certain trees of the genus Tabebuia c :  an Argentine tree (Caesalpinia melanocarpa) yielding a timber used for railway ties, paving, and heavy construction d :  guaiacum wood

  2. 2 :  guaiacum 2

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Origin and Etymology of guayacan

Spanish guayacán


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