stac·​te ˈstak-tē How to pronounce stacte (audio)
: a sweet spice used by the ancient Jews in preparing incense

Word History


Middle English stacten, from Latin stacte, from Greek staktē, from feminine of staktos oozing out in drops, from stazein to drip

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stacte was in 1535

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Cite this Entry

“Stacte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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