Definition of tacamahac in English:

tacamahac

Pronunciation /ˈtak(ə)məˌhak/ /ˈtæk(ə)məˌhæk/

noun

another term for balsam poplar
  • ‘This poplar is closely related to, and sometimes considered a variety of, the balsam poplar (P. tacamahaca), which has also been called balm of Gilead and tacamahac.’

Origin

Late 16th century (originally denoting the aromatic resin of Bursera simaruba see elemi): from obsolete Spanish tacamahaca, from Aztec tecomahiyac.