Meaning of hackia in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhakɪə/


  • In or with reference to Guyana: any of several kinds of dense, heavy wood; specifically that of the forest tree Ixora ferrea (family Rubiaceae) or of trees of the genus Handroanthus (family Bignoniaceae); especially (in later use) in hackia stick.


Late 18th century. From Arawak haküya, denoting hardwood trees of the genus Handroanthus, typically used for making tool handles.