palo santo

noun
pa·lo san·to | \ˌpalōˈsanˌtō, ˌpälōˈsän-\

Definition of palo santo 

: any of several South American trees esteemed locally for medicinal or other special properties especially : a tree (Bulnesia sarmienti) of the family Zygophyllaceae occurring in dry interior regions of Argentina and Paraguay and having a resinous heartwood used for incense — see guaiac wood

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American Spanish, literally, holy tree

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