opopanax

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EtymologyEdit

Latin opopanax, from Hellenistic Greek ὀποπάναξ (opopanaks), from Ancient Greek ὀπός (opos, vegetable juice) + πάναξ (panaks, any of several plants believed to have medicinal benefits).

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opopanax (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) A gum resin obtained from the root of Opopanax chironium, formerly used in medicine.
  2. A perfume made from the gum resin of various trees.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 450:
      they were hit by a strong polyaromatic gust [...] which included alcohol fumes, tobacco and hemp-smoke, a spectrum of inexpensive scent in which opopanax and vervain figured prominently
  3. The opopanax tree, Acacia farnesiana, an acacia of America.



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EtymologyEdit

Latin opopanax, from Hellenistic Greek ὀποπάναξ (opopanaks), from Ancient Greek ὀπός (opos, vegetable juice) + πάναξ (panaks).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

opopanax m (plural opopanax)

  1. opopanax (all meanings)
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