opopanax

noun

opop·​a·​nax
əˈpäpəˌnaks
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
2
a
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

Word History

Etymology

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 26 Nov. 2022.

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