noun opop·a·nax \əˈpäpəˌnaks\

Definition of opopanax

  1. 1 less commonly opoponax \"\ plural -es a :  an odorous gum resin formerly used in medicine and believed to be obtained from Hercules' allheal b :  bisabol

  2. 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. 3 :  huisache

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Origin and Etymology of opopanax

Latin, from Greek, from opo- + panax

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a brief usually trivial fact

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