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Noun: lignum vitae  'lig-num 'vI-tee
  1. Hard greenish-brown wood of the lignum vitae tree and other trees of the genus Guaiacum
    - guaiac, guaiacum
  2. Small evergreen tree of Caribbean and southern Central America to northern South America; a source of lignum vitae wood, hardest of commercial timbers, and a medicinal resin
    - Guaiacum officinale

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree, wood

Part of: genus Guaiacum, Guaiacum

Encyclopedia: Lignum vitae