stacte

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noun stac·te \ˈstak-tē\

Definition of stacte

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

Origin and Etymology of stacte

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


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