Definition of oiticica in English:

oiticica

Pronunciation /ɔɪtɪˈsiːkə/

noun

  • Any of several tropical South American trees, especially Licania rigida (family Chrysobalanaceae), whose crushed seeds yield a drying oil used in paints and varnishes.

Origin

Mid 19th century. FromBrazilian Portuguese oiticica and its etymon Tupi oitisica (also as uitisica) from uiti, name of a native plant + isika resin.