from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tree of the genus Guaiacum; a lignum vitae.
- n. The wood of a guaiacum.
- n. A greenish-brown resin obtained from this tree, used medicinally and in varnishes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a number of species of tree of the genus Guaiacum, native to the West Indies and parts of the Americas.
- n. The wood or resin of this tree.
New Latin, from Spanish guayacán, from Taino.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Modern Latin, from Spanish guayacan. (Wiktionary)