stacte

noun
stac·​te | \ ˈstak-tē How to pronounce stacte (audio) \

Definition of stacte

: a sweet spice used by the ancient Jews in preparing incense

First Known Use of stacte

1535, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stacte

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

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“Stacte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stacte. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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