hyraceum

noun
hy·​ra·​ce·​um | \ hīˈrāsēəm \
plural -s

Definition of hyraceum

: a southern African product somewhat like castoreum said to be excreted by the hyrax and formerly much used as a folk remedy and as a fixative for perfumes

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History and Etymology for hyraceum

New Latin, from hyrac-, hyrax + -eum (as in castoreum)

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“Hyraceum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyraceum. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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