opopanax

noun
opop·​a·​nax | \ əˈpäpəˌnaks \

Definition of opopanax

1 or less commonly opoponax \ " \ plural -es
a : an odorous gum resin formerly used in medicine and believed to be obtained from Hercules' allheal
b : bisabol
2a capitalized : a genus of southern European herbs (family Umbelliferae) having compound umbels of yellow flowers and fruit with numerous oil tubes
b : a plant of the genus Opopanax specifically : hercules' allheal
3 : huisache

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History and Etymology for opopanax

Latin, from Greek, from opo- + panax

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“Opopanax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opopanax. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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