oiticica

noun oi·ti·ci·ca \ ˌȯi-tə-ˈsē-kə \

Definition of oiticica

:any of several South American trees; especially :a Brazilian tree (Licania rigida) with seeds that yield a drying oil similar to tung oil

Origin and Etymology of oiticica

Portuguese, from Tupi witɨsɨ́ka, from wití, the tree Licania tomentosa + ɨsɨ́ka resin


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